For many years it has been a “given”, in cases of divorce or legal separation, that custody of the children would automatically be granted to the mother. The notion was that children belong with their mother, regardless of the circumstances that led to the marital breakup. Even in cases where the mother was believed to be unfit, child custody was awarded to her.
In all but the most extreme cases, Family and Matrimonial Court Judges have interpreted laws regarding child custody and monetary awards in favor of the mother. This meant that the Father would have to pay most of the family’s bills and shoulder the bulk of the child support expenses.
It is no secret that in matters of divorce or legal separation, the Courts were inordinately sympathetic to the mother’s wishes. Fathers’ rights were dismissed and considered irrelevant. In many cases, Fathers’ rights were not acknowledged at all!
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In recent years, there has been a growing recognition that this legal arrangement is inherently unfair. The law firm of Law Offices of Kyle J. Farquhar is determined to confront this injustice head-on. We made the decision to limit our practice exclusively to family and matrimonial law, and to concentrate on Fathers’ Rights and Divorce.
With family law as our specialty, we have handled thousands of child custody, child support, visitation, separation agreements, orders of protection, grandparents’ rights, pre- and postnuptial agreements, paternity issues, and modification of divorce judgment, and maintenance (formerly referred to as Alimony) issues.
Fathers care about their children – a lot. For a caring father, both the lasting emotional bonds with his children and their time together are of paramount importance. As compassionate family law attorneys, we respect and truly listen to your aims and your wishes. Our firm will spare no effort to secure the parenting rights guaranteed to you, as a father, under Riverside Country laws.
At The Law Offices of Kyle J. Farquhar, we are proud of our record of success in enforcing the rights of fathers. This ensures that children will have the richness and nourishment that come from a healthy relationship with their dads. We are committed to helping families – both before and after breakup – find the best solutions to their problems, so that all members can not only get on with their lives, but also thrive.
Divorce is the end of an adult relationship. But it should never be the end of a father’s relationship with his children. If a divorce is handled amicably and fairly in negotiations – or vigorously and zealously if it comes to trial – it can even become a new beginning. A divorce that is handled well will ultimately help children avoid the trauma they incur when they see hostility between those they love most.