Is there still a bias in custody cases?

As a father, the last thing you want to find out is that you're going to have limited time with your child because of your gender. In court, there is not supposed to be a bias against fathers. Instead, a judge is intended to look at the child custody case and to make sure that the child gets time with both parents (when it is safe to have this arrangement).

There is not supposed to be a bias toward mothers receiving custody. This is an old thought process, and it's one that should not be pervasive in today's courts. If you believe that a judge is biased, there are some steps you can take, like asking the judge to step down and be replaced by another judge or having your attorney help you settle your custody arrangements outside court. By settling your custody arrangements without the judge's influence, you'll have the most control over what happens with your parent-child relationship.

Is there a bias in today's courts?

There is not supposed to be. Historically, mothers stayed with their children while fathers went to work. Today, that's not always the case. While stay-at-home parents are more likely to obtain more custody than a working parent, it doesn't matter if the parent is male or female. Modern perspectives on custody show that joint custody is actually the best plan for children in most cases, which is something you can try to obtain through the courts.

Your attorney will help you build a strong custody case if you have to go to court. Your relationship with your child is of the utmost importance.

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