How to get custody as a father? Whether that is full custody from the mother or joint custody with the mother, a father must plan and prepare carefully to obtain custody. We should know. We have represented many fathers who found themselves in custody battles, sometimes with an unrelenting mother, and we still helped those dads prevail.
What you read here is not a magical formula on getting custody. There is no such thing. Instead, this article will focus on the much needed dose of common sense and California law. Why? So that you do not allow yourself to get suckered in by those who oversell themselves as “fathers rights attorneys” as if they somehow have a special knowledge of the law or some secrets on how to get custody as a father.
Getting custody as a father focuses primarily on one thing – the children’s best interest. That best interest standard means the child or children become the court’s focus, not you and not the mother. And if the family law judge will focus on the children’s best interest, then you must too. How? Keep reading.