Fathers in Dallas County should take heart in the fact that Texas statutes do not discriminate on the basis of a parent’s gender with regard to the issues of child custody and visitation. Still, it is an unfortunate fact that some people presume that mothers are more suitable custodial parents than fathers. Although in some individual cases a particular mother may be more suited than a particular father for physical custody, it is simply untrue that mothers are always more suitable custodial parents than fathers.
Last week we described for you the ways a father in Texas can establish paternity of a child in a non-marital relationship. The establishment of paternity is the cornerstone of the rights of fathers in the areas of child custody, visitation and more. The good fathers of Dallas County deserve to be heard when these issues are being decided in family law court. Fathers’ rights lawyer Paula Lock Smyth is an unbiased, experienced advocate for the rights of fathers. She is dedicated to ensuring fathers receive fair consideration of their suitability for the custody and visitation of their children.
In Texas, the gold standard for determining child custody and visitation is the best interests of the child. Usually it is in a child’s best interests to have a strong, meaningful relationship with that child’s father. There are so many fathers out there who prioritize their child support responsibilities and who want to maintain strong, meaningful relationships with their children. These are exactly the kind of fathers that attorney Paula Lock Smyth has successfully represented over the course of her career.
The staff of Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices are available to meet with fathers interested in learning more about their rights in child custody, visitation and other areas. For more information about us, please check out the fathers’ rights page on our website.