Leading family lawyer Daryl Weinman, founder at Weinman & Associates in Austin, TX, explains top mistakes people make when it comes to child custody and father visitation rights. For more information please visit www.weinmanfamilylaw.com

Austin, TX, United States – May 1, 2019 /MM-REB/

In a recent interview, leading family lawyer Daryl Weinman, founder at Weinman & Associates in Austin, TX, revealed some key mistakes surrounding child custody and father visitation rights.

For more information please visit https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com

When asked to comment, Weinman said, “Many men in child custody suits with an ex-spouse often make too many missteps when it comes to reaching a custody arrangement. This is often due to several misconceptions about how fathers are viewed by family court.”

One common child custody mistake is that fathers don’t fight hard enough for their rights.

When asked to elaborate, Weinman said, “Too many people assume – and have assumed for years – that the law has a bias against fathers. While this may have been the case in the past, divorce courts now encourage an ongoing relationship between the children and both of their parents.”

“Gone are the days when a court will side with a mother who is vying for sole custody to keep her children away from the father. The main exception is if the father has been convicted of domestic violence or poses some other significant danger to the child, but that goes for both parents,” she explained.

Many men are under the false assumption that they cannot make changes to the amount of child support owed.

“A lot can happen to your financial standing from when you and your spouse signed off on a child support arrangement. You might be making less money after switching jobs or fall under larger financial obligations if a family member has a serious medical condition, for instance,” she said.

Weinman was quick to add that in these cases, fathers can request a reduction in child support payment from the court.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Weinman said, many fathers dole out more money than required by a court order.

She explained, “Some fathers try to go above and beyond what is required in the court order to pay for their ex’s expenses. In most cases, they do this to avoid stirring up trouble. However, this can seriously hurt someone’s financial standing and set an unfair precedent.”

Many fathers mistakenly aim to spend much more money than their ex on an attorney and court fees.

When asked to explain, Weinman said, “Fathers who are often desperate to gain primary custody of their children think that outspending their spouse in a custody case will increase their chances of getting a favorable outcome. This couldn’t be further from the truth.”

“People who use this strategy tend to file frivolous claims during divorce proceedings, which costs more time and money for everyone involved. The court won’t look too kindly on this, and it will hurt the father’s credibility in reaching a fair agreement. If the father has the facts on his side and has truly been the primary caregiver for the child, he should fight for primary custody. If not, he should really consider what is best for his child, even if that means giving up the fight to be primary.”

Contact Info:
Name: Daryl Weinman
Organization: Weinman & Associates, P.C.
Address: 8200 N Mopac Expy #230, Austin, TX 78759, USA
Phone: 512-472-4040
Website: https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com

Source: MM-REB

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