Our lawyers regularly meet with fathers requesting child custody related representation. These fathers want significant involvement with their children. Fathers often think that their parenting efforts are falsified, through no fault of their own. The Court system might have worked to frustrate the attempts of the father. The Judge in the divorce may have ruled against the father. The party may have pushed an agenda to minimize the father’s part in their children’s lives. Irrespective of how it happened, both child and father suffer when a dad’s parenting role is diminished.
In Arizona child custody cases, both parents have their actions, judgments, and statements inspected by both the Child Custody Evaluator and the Court. Among the key components in a custody situation is every parent’s involvement with your child’s level. He has to be committed when a father seeks involvement with his child prepared, and have a program.
The dad in a custody situation should convince the Judge or custody evaluator he should be given equal access to the children for parenting time. In case the dad seeks primary custody, then it’s essential that he set the required dedication, character, and accountable nature to be there for his kid”day-in and day-out.”
With our expertise in fathers’ rights, we’ve learned to recognize some common mistakes that fathers make in their child custody cases. The suggestions below are an essential part of a father-child custody situation. Many of them Used this firm’s services and change their lives forever.
TIP: Be Sure to Document Your Parenting Time.
Child custody cases often involve accusations that the father hasn’t been spending time with the kids. Because child custody cases can take weeks to resolve, and require descriptions of parenting time, you should document — in a parenting journal or on a calendar — what occurred during parenting time. Failure to account right for parenting time in a child custody case may harm your credibility. Special activities such as a visit to the playground, a swim in a neighborhood pool events together with friends, a kid’s softball game, or time spent with family. Always consult your divorce attorney to
TIP: Be Involved in Your Child Extracurricular Activities.
Fathers need to be involved in their children’s extracurricular activities. Whenever possible, adjust your program so you can be there, personally, to watch your child’s participation in these activities. If your kid has a particular interest, such as mathematics and science, then inquire into the kinds of classes and activities that will help your child develop that interest. Think about activities that you would like to take part in. Your interest will reveal in your genuine enthusiasm. Look at activities that draw about.
As soon as you’ve identified an activity, investigate implementation. Learn where the action can be pursued by your little one, and be prepared to show proximity to your home. Try to show any actual or planned activities, such as swimming courses or softball, will become a parenting program.
Ensure that you know who your kid’s coaches are, and with almost any team game, understand that the child’s teammates are. Be educated about the position your kid plays but about the team’s overall performance record. Make sure you are current on the group’s practice and game schedule.
TIP: Don’t Be a Victim of Circumstance.
Problems over a dad’s uninvolvement in the child’s extracurricular activities might be the consequence of being”left out of this loop,” so to speak. If the mother initiated the activity, and she neglected to consult you be proactive and discuss the action. Be sure that you save copies of text messages and emails on the subject. Perhaps the mom doesn’t inform you of dates, times, and locations for practices and matches. Do not be a victim to the whims of the parent, and don’t leave yourself vulnerable to accusations of parenting. Do your assignments, research and get your kid’s program from the activity website of your organization, or the league representative, out of a parent. Get your name. In that way, you will not be reliant on the other parent’s goodwill, and you’re going to remain apprised of your child’s schedule.
The more involved you can demonstrate you’re with your child’s activities, the stronger your child custody case will be. Don’t let yourself be characterized as a father free of time for the child because you’re a chronic no-show at the child’s activities. Get involved early on, arrange to acquire every program, show up at the kid’s activities, and always stay connected.
TIP: Be mindful of Your Kid’s Educational Progress.
To understand the way your kid’s education is progressing, there is perhaps no simpler method than to actively participate in the procedure. Help your child work through homework assignments and special event projects, such as the school’s annual science fair. Just a little advice from an interested, supportive father goes a long way toward helping your child reach, reach, and gain confidence.
Be educated about your child’s education. Be mindful of your child’s weaknesses and strengths. Be aware of any problems and after college. Get to know your child’s teachers all. Since you are a father who makes himself 20, the instructors will, in turn, get to know you and is engaged in jobs and the student’s homework. These are all factors that demonstrate how you have been involved, focused, and participated in your children’s education.