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Fathers often still feel the need to fight for child custody

Being a loving parent can come with many challenges. When Kentucky couples are no longer married, dealing with child custody issues can be one of the biggest challenges that a parent may need to handle. In particular, some fathers may feel that they need to fight harder in order to get the time with their children and custody arrangements they desire.

Though many people may believe the old notion that children should remain with their mothers, that is not necessarily an idea that most people hold today. However, many fathers may still feel that they need to assert their parental rights in order to ensure that they receive their fair consideration when it comes time to reach custody terms. As of 2013, it was reported that 17 percent of single parents who have custody of their kids are dads.

Of course, custody proceedings can take an extended amount of time to complete. Depending on the relationships between the parents and the children, it can seem tedious to determine what terms may lie in the best interests of the kids. However, many parents are now seeing more agreements that lead to more fairly shared custody time, and many fathers who feel that this may not be the best arrangement have taken the time to seek -- and sometimes achieve -- primary custody.

Whether a father or a mother, coming to child custody terms can be difficult. When it comes to the best interests of the children involved, it may not always be easy to know what will suit their needs. If Kentucky parents have concerns about reaching the best custody arrangements for their circumstances, they may wish to explore their legal options with knowledgeable professionals.

Source: babble.com, "More Dads Are Fighting for Custody of Their Kids -- and Winning", Chaunie Brusie, Feb. 21, 2018

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