Child custody cases in California is difficult to navigate for fathers. Questions about a father’s rights in California gets different answers from different people and most dads are not clear what their rights are. Some even believe they don’t have any. If you have come here searching for the answer to what your rights as a father are in California, I have answers and some good news.
A father’s rights in California on child custody cases and every other aspect of divorce and family law are identical to that of the mother.
Are you surprised? Did you think your paternal rights as a father were less important?
You might have thought that because I am sure you have spoken to at least one person who has told you fathers get screwed in California family court. While the person may not have been that blunt, I hear this all the time from prospective clients who call me. Fathers tell me that they have heard dads do not get the same treatment in family court as mothers or that father’s rights in California is often trampled upon.
We have previously discussed how a father can get custody of his children and we have even made a list of the top mistakes fathers should avoid in divorce and child custody cases.
In this article though we are going to go a little bit deeper. We are not just going to talk about legal rights that fathers have in child custody cases in California but also on support issues. [Read more…]