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Child Custody: Mothers and Fathers Have Equal Rights

Does it seem that most courts are apt to give child custody to mothers over fathers? While this has been true in the past, the paradigm is slowly shifting due to fathers' rights.

Over the past few decades, most courts have been prone to awarding custody of children five and under to mothers. However, this has changed recently as more courts are trying to award joint custody when it is applicable. If both parties can show that they are able to take care of the child full-time and want to, the courts will try to grant those wishes.

However, in most cases the mother is still the person who receives sole physical custody. This is done by agreement with the father who will then be given visitation rights. Many people believe that a mother is better suited to care for children, whether it is because she has more time or better understands the needs of the children.

Are you going through a child custody battle and hoping to reach a resolution? If so, contact Hopper, Hopper & Mulligan, PLLC to engage the services of our Raleigh family lawyers as we can be of great assistance to you.

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