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What issues may fathers fighting for parental rights face?

As a Texan father, you have certain parental rights. Unfortunately, these rights might sometimes be called into question, especially if you're in a strained relationship with the mother of your child. Lisa E. McKnight, PC, is here to help you protect your parenting rights even in the face of such hardships.

Unfortunately for fathers like you, there are a number of different ways that circumstances can be stacked against you when fighting for parental rights. For example, if you're with the military or air force, you likely have odd schedules and may travel a lot. This can be used against you by a spouse who is trying to gain primary custody of the children, and the court may find it to be a bad living situation for your children to be a part of. 

Other potential issues or hurdles include:

  • Trying to fight for sole custody
  • Being the spouse of a high earner or professional
  • Having a history of drug or alcohol addiction
  • Having a history of family violence or mental illness

In these situations, the odds are already against you from the start. Because of this, it's possible that you will need to work extra hard in order to "prove" that you are worthy of your own parenting rights in the eye of the law, which can be unfair and hurtful.

As a father, you have every right to be able to be a part of your child's life as they grow. If you're interested in looking into matters of paternal rights, take a look at our web page, linked here. It goes into detail about the types of blocks that might be used against you in your fight for your parental rights, and what you can legally do to circumvent them.

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