Leading family attorney Daryl Weinman, founding partner of Weinman & Associates in Austin, TX, outlines key steps that fathers should follow during a child custody case. For more information please visit https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com
Austin, TX, United States - December 5, 2019 /MM-REB/ —
In a recent interview, leading family attorney Daryl Weinman, founding partner of Weinman & Associates in Austin, TX, uncovered the essentials a father needs to know during a custody battle.
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When asked to comment, Weinman explained, “In the past, most judges tended to favor mothers during custody disputes without considering some father’s roles in their children’s lives. This has begun changing in recent years, but there's still a way to go toward removing that gender bias. Here’s some advice for fathers who are looking to get more significant time with their children.”
It’s vital that fathers immediately consult with a seasoned family attorney to navigate all stages of the divorce and/or child custody process.
When asked to elaborate, Weinman said, “People dissolving their relationships tend to make kneejerk, emotional decisions, which could ultimately work against them. A lawyer can advise on the most logical step forward, which can increase chances of reaching a favorable long term custody arrangement.”
Another piece of advice that Weinman gives her clients is that they should continue parenting as usual while separated.
“There’s no doubt that family dynamics will shift during the divorce process. However, the best thing for fathers to do is to maintain the status quo when it comes to family responsibilities. Showing dedication to the wellbeing of the children will work in your favor in the courtroom,” she said.
In order to assist the attorney with presenting your case, she said, fathers should document all of the child rearing responsibilities and who handles them.
When asked to explain further, she commented, “Keeping track with a calendar before and during the split will paint a clear picture of who does what in raising the children. The types of things that you should track include getting the children ready for school, doing homework with them, bathing, reading to or with them, putting them to bed, extra-curricular activities, setting up playdates, taking them to the park, parent-teacher conferences, and doctor and dentist appointments.”
If possible, Weinman said, fathers should continue living in the same home with the kids after the parents have decided to end their relationship.
“If you want to remain a strong part of your children’s lives, then you should avoid leaving the shared residence without your kids, or without an agreement to share possession that is acceptable to you. As long as the situation isn’t dire, try to stay in the family home until the judge issues a shared custody order,” she said.
Weinman was quick to add that at whatever point a parent has to leave the home, that parent should reassure the children about how much they are loved and how strong their relationship will continue to be. They should make sure the children have a way to communicate with them, that the children understand the shared custody schedule, and they should allow the children to participate in setting up their rooms and their play area in the new home.
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