Choosing to end one's marriage is not an easy decision to make. A lot is at stake, and no one wants to make the wrong choice. If this is something you are thinking about but are unsure of, legal separation may be able to help bring clarity to the situation.
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Traditionally, mothers received preference when it comes to custody of the children. Now, the courts use "the best interests" of the children as a guide to awarding custody. Supposedly, this approach looks at mothers and fathers equally, but as many men in Louisiana already know, mothers still tend to receive preferential treatment.
If you are going through a divorce or separation, or if you are an unwed father in Louisiana, it is easy to feel like the court is not on your side. A lot of men feel that mothers are given special treatment when it comes to child custody cases. In the past, this may have been true. However, the courts now recognize the significant roles fathers play in the lives of their children and take that into consideration when determining custody arrangements.
If you are struggling with matters associated with fathers' rights, it's important to learn more about your legal rights and how to move forward in a manner that allows you to spend time with your child (or children).
Gender bias is a common reality for women throughout the United States. One place, though, where men face significant gender bias is in family court.
Parenting is a difficult job, often stretching people to the extremes even when both parents are actively involved in the home. But if you are a divorced mother and you find yourself juggling the rigors of raising your children, meeting the demands of your career and other things vying for your attention, parenting can often stretch you beyond reasonable boundaries.
One issue that often proves the subject of much debate when it comes to child custody is fathers' rights. It seems that unwed fathers are at a disadvantage in terms of parental rights. Louisiana residents may be interested to learn that some lawmakers are taking steps to protect fathers' rights for unwed men.