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COURTS ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF FATHERS

by | Jun 17, 2012 | Custody, Divorce, Father's Rights, Parenting Time, Visitation

There was a time when fathers were typically given “visitation” with their children, and rarely received custody. But things are changing. Today, joint custody is becoming the norm. Courts are beginning to realize that, as mothers, fathers can be nurturers, and that children benefit from the contributions of both parents.

But as the law evolves, we need to take care not to attempt to fit custody cases into a one-size-fits-all model. For instance, some states are considering a “cookie-cutter” approach that would become the “default” custody arrangement in every case. In my opinion, that would be unfair to all concerned. Every family is unique. Every custody matter is different. Therefore, each case should be judged on its own facts; each parent should be judged on his or her own merits, and the Court should fashion a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children.

Gary Frank is an Arizona Family Law Attorney who has been a fixture in the prestigious Biltmore area of Phoenix, Arizona for over thirty years. The law Office of Gary J. Frank handles divorce cases, as well as custody, relocation/move-away, spousal support, child support, Paternity, Grandparents’ and Non-Parents’ rights cases, modification actions, enforcement actions, and all other matters related to Family Law. If you are in need of a consultation, we’d love to talk to you.  Please call us today. You can reach us at (602) 383-3610, or contact us by email at gary.frank@azbar.org. To learn more about our firm, take a look at our website at www.garyfranklaw.com.  We look forward to helping you.

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