The decision of the court as to who will get the father and child custody is one of the biggest decisions a father ever has to make. Although the courts usually prefer that both parents share child custody, there are instances where the courts will consider awarding sole child custody to one parent. On top of this, the courts are never allowed to favor fathers, and so if you are able to prove that you are the better parent, even if you are self-employed, you do still have a good chance at having sole custody. If you are fighting for sole child custody, it is essential that you know your rights and your chances of winning. This article will help you understand what you need to do to get the father’s full support.
The first thing to do is contact your ex-wife and find out if she wants to continue to pay joint-dad money or wants sole child custody (if she does want both). If she does want sole custody then you must prepare for a battle of wills. This means that the child custody agreement will be set up so that only one parent will have total authority over the child custody and visitation schedule. It is important that this parent is cooperative, because if she is not cooperative, the court may not enforce your agreements.
In most cases, when the father wants sole child custody he will file for visitation rights with the mother. You should consult a family law attorney who specializes in child custody arrangements to help you write up a proper child custody agreement and child visitation schedule. A child custody arrangement should include a parenting plan with a separate schedule for the children (time with each parent, frequency of visits, etc.) and a schedule of holidays (visit from the mother to the child, holiday schedule, etc.). The mother should agree to this plan and the father should also present a financial hardship statement with his financial information (including income and expenses) including his unemployment and salary; this will help the court make a decision that is fair to both parents.
Once you have the child custody agreement and a schedule worked out, you must follow it. If the mother objects, or if there are any issues, then you and the father must go to court. If you and the father can’t come to an agreement, then the father should bring his evidence to the judge and argue his points of view. If the father wins, he gets full custody rights, but if the mother prevails, then the father will lose his visitation rights and all visitation time. In these cases, both parents are usually very agreeable to the court and reach an agreement fairly quickly.
To be successful in getting full custody of your child, it is vital that the father document his parenting plan and submit it to the court. Fathers must submit their documents even if they do not want to be involved in the child’s life anymore. This gives the judge an understanding of exactly what the father is capable of doing. When the father does get full custody of the child, it is a win-win situation for everyone: the father gets his parental rights, the mother gets custody of her child, and the father can spend more quality time with the child.
These tips are often overlooked by fathers who are going through a difficult time in obtaining child custody. Many of these men turn to the Internet to get help, but the truth is that the Internet is filled with people looking to scam them out of their money. Father’s websites that are designed to help fathers obtain child custody are not deceptive. They are professionally run sites that provide helpful information and contact information to help the father win full custody rights.