Asking how many fathers has won custody anywhere is impossible to answer. Texas has the highest rate of fathers getting custody, because of the ability of have jury trials. But, they’re expensive and than there is the problems of attorneys tell a father not to go for custody because “fathers don’t win custody in this county.” This statement is not based on any evidence to that effect, but the fact that attorneys are taught in law school not to promote the idea that a father can win custody.
The main thing is to take the time to prepare. Don’t rush into it. Gather your evidence over a period of time to show a pattern. Yes, this may not benefit the children right now, but neither would jumping in too soon and losing. Do your sons spend some period of time with you during the summer? Say like a month or more. Start keeping detailed records and be ready to file the day the day you pick up the boys. If you do it too soon, one of the first problems you will have is she will begin denying you access to the children.
“While the Commonwealth places great importance on biological ties, it does not do so to the extent that the biological parent’s right to “custody will trump the best interests of the child,” the high court ruled.
If the court decides in the best interest of the child, why are most children not with the parent making the support? making over 50% of their income? I say it like that because the law are only interested in money, except in this case.
I dont get the law/government they say one thing and mean another.
Now when are the laws going to change and not be so cold-hearted to those of us who pay to the best of our ability. The only states, ‘take the license’,’take property’,’jail’. No matter if you are paying or not.
When are the laws going to wake up and realize non custodial parents are people too??
Several law enforcement officers are currently our members, and we would like to kindly ask them to state their department’s POLICY regarding CIVIL STAND-BY when there are child custody disputes.
Compliance with child custody orders is as important as compliance with support orders, and so is knowledge regarding the means of enforcement.
What are your mandated PROCEDURES when either the sheriff’s office or the city police accompanies a parent on a civil stand-by to keep the peace while a parent recovers a child who has been unlawfully detained?
What sort of reports are generated?
And how are such reports cross-referenced with the records at Family Court? (If not, it should be in this age of Oracle databases…)
Under what circumstances does the District Attorney get involved in the event of child custody violations? (Of course, they routinely file to collect late support payments.)
If you have any practical tips to share with fellow DADS, please kindly do so.