California courts do not show favoritism to a mother or father in child custody cases. They look at who will have the best interest of the child and who will provide the best care.
The court takes into consideration the parent who can provide the most stable home environment, including school, and family support. Courts prefer to award joint legal custody to both parents. Joint custody requires cooperation and communication between both parents.
Once upon a time mothers were automatically awarded primary custody, causing fathers to walk away from any custody disputes. Today, this is not the case – fathers fight for custody of their children every day and are able to start new lives with them.
If you are a father involved in a custody battle, don’t give up – don’t throw in the towel. Contact an Orange County Family Law attorney who is successful in father’s rights cases – one who will work for you and your child’s best interests.