Twenty years ago men had difficulty obtaining equal
child custody and visitation rights in court because the courts innately favored the
mother and her gender roles. While the courts have always claimed that
both parents have equal rights in custody cases but that was never actually
true or apparent until recently. In the past several years there has been
a major shift in the way courts make decisions in child custody cases.
The new and popular trend nowadays if that more and more fathers are being
granted custody of their children. You might be asking yourself, what
is the reason for this shift? Why are the courts finally started to recognize
fathers' rights and award equal custody rights to both parents? The
main reason for this perceived shift in custody cases is due to the fact
that many more women are joining the work force. This means that there
are less and less stay-at-home moms today than there were 20 years ago.
The work force used to be made up of mostly men and this stereotype has
drastically changed over the years. This could be because more women feel
empowered and independent, or it could due to the fact that many families
need two incomes to be financially secure and profitable. With more and
more families operating on split incomes, there is bound to be a change
in the dynamic of child custody and
family law cases.
If you need help seeking child custody or visitation rights, then our New
York City firm can help. We are highly adept in custody and family law
cases and we can help you work to protect your rights as a parent. Hire an NYC
divorce lawyer to help you with your child custody dispute today.
Contact H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. for a
free initial consultation by calling