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Parental rights common family law concern for Georgia fathers

Fathers have a vital role in the lives of their children. There is plenty of evidence to support the fact that children benefit when allowed to have strong relationships with both parents, yet some Georgia fathers find they have to fight for their rightful parenting time and access to their kids. Parental rights are often a significant family law concern for dads who simply want to be with their children.

Unlike in the past, family law courts now often favor shared custody or a joint parenting arrangement. Even so, fathers will find it helpful to keep their expectations regarding custody rights and visitation time reasonable. Additionally, fathers seeking custody or fighting to protect their rights may need to separate their emotions from the situation. Strong emotions can lead to hasty decisions, regrettable words and, ultimately, an unbalanced parenting plan.

The main goal for any father is to protect the best interests of his children above all else. Parents going through a divorce or custody-related dispute will find it helpful to keep their eyes on what is truly best for the kids. Finally, fathers will find it less stressful to stop worrying about the minute details and focus instead on protecting their right to have a strong and active role in the lives of their kids. 

When a father is walking through a divorce, he does not have to do it alone. Many Georgia dads find benefit in speaking with an experienced family law attorney about their concerns. It is worthwhile to take every step necessary to protect parental rights and preserve the important role of dads. 

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