Of all the decisions that need to be made during the process of a divorce, it is not uncommon for the biggest disagreements to be between a divorcing couple and what to do with the children after the divorce. But, on rare occasions a marriage dissolves amicably, allowing both sides to come to an equally agreeable decision. When both sides are willing to work together to share time with the children a court can order a joint custody arrangement.
Whether you are entering divorce court for the first time or are seeking an appeal on a previous child custody decision, it is important to recognize that today more than ever before the courts are taking the role of the father seriously in the upbringing and best interests of the child. There are several things that fathers should take into consideration when trying to obtain custody rights for children.