Father’s Custody Rights Tag

For decades, it was taken for granted that men fared worse in divorce than women, especially when it came to obtaining custody or visitation time with children. And for many years these assumptions seemed to hold true. Recent research, however, is showing that times may be changing in this respect. South Carolina child custody lawyers are seeing more fathers fight for custody than ever before. Courts are starting to acknowledge the benefits of involved fathers in children’s lives.

New research from Wake Forest University on the best child custody arrangements confirms what parents and psychologists have predicted all along: children fare better when their parents share custody. Currently, about 80 percent of child custody cases in South Carolina and across the U.S. award full custody to the mother, with visitation rights (parenting time) granted to the father. The logic behind this arrangement is that co-parenting often creates too much conflict for divorced parents, which in turn is harmful to the child. Recent research is challenging this notion.