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Involving dad in child custody arrangement beneficial for kids

When two parents in California decide to end their marriage, one of their biggest concerns may be how to handle child custody. In years past, fathers were placed on the back burner when it came to getting custody of the children. Today, though, fathers are more highly esteemed during child custody cases, with researchers recognizing the importance of the roles they play in the lives of their children, especially following divorce.

Researchers recently suggested that dads may become actually better father figures as a result of divorce. This is because they often have the opportunity take their fatherly roles to the next level post-divorce. For instance, before divorce, the mother may have been the one to emotionally connect with the children more. However, after divorce, the father may be more prone to connect with his children emotionally to keep their relationship strong.

According to experts, involving fathers in their children's lives after divorce is not just beneficial for the fathers; it also benefits the children. Children tend to have better lives after divorce if they still have the chance to spend meaningful time with their dad regularly. Consistent father-child time can build their self-confidence, help them in school and keep behavior problems at bay.

When dealing with child custody, it can be easy for parents to make emotion-fueled decisions that spark conflict between them. In California, an attorney can provide a divorcing parent with the guidance he or she needs to make logical decisions that will benefit both parents and especially the child. The attorney's goal during a child custody case is to protect the client's rights while also focused on the best interests of the children.

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