Today’s modern family has come a long way. Gone are the days where mom was relegated only to raising kids and tending to the home. According to the Pew Research Center, an estimated two million fathers have traded the role of breadwinner for caregiver, while an estimated 32 percent of mothers currently work full-time. Unfortunately, many courts around the country continue to cling to an antiquated view of spousal roles, potentially putting fathers’ rights at risk in the event of a divorce.
Fathers in New Jersey – in theory – enjoy the same protections afforded to mothers, with no legal distinction between the two. However, a divorcing father should never assume that he is on completely equal footing with his estranged spouse. When a father suspects that his role as caregiver or decision-maker will be diminished or lessened by an impending divorce it is imperative that he seek out the experienced, qualified counsel of skilled Somerset fathers’ rights lawyers. Failure to do so can make or break the relationship a father shares with his children for many years to come.
Some divorcing fathers face unique challenges that must be overcome, including:
Divorcing couples should always strive to reach an agreement on issues of child custody and child support without judicial intervention. When it appears that both sides are at an impasse, however, fathers should not hesitate to retain counsel. A divorce may mark the end of a marriage but the relationship between parent and child endures. Fathers who are not awarded or do not seek full custody can quickly find themselves in an unfair position, where they must meet a court-ordered child support obligation while they are simultaneously denied access to their children or victimized by parental alienation. Fathers’ rights in New Jersey are real, and must be exercised in court.
If you are contemplating divorce, the Somerset fathers’ rights lawyers at the Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon will seek justice for you in court. We fight tirelessly on behalf of fathers throughout Middlesex County and Union County at our Somerset, New Jersey offices. Contact us online or call 732-873-6464 to schedule an appointment.
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