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How does divorce affect dads?

A great deal of attention is focused on how divorce affects women, especially financially and emotionally. While it is true that divorce can have a devastating impact on women, especially single mothers, the truth is that divorce is usually hard on everyone in Texas and elsewhere – women, men and children. As a single father who cares about his children, you are certainly not left out of the stress and heartbreak of divorce.

Can an unmarried father get full custody?

As a Texas father, you want to spend as much time as possible with your children. If you are divorced, however, or if you and your children’s mother were never married, you may be hesitant to attempt to gain full custody of your children. You may be under the impression that courts favor mothers in custody cases, especially if the children are young.

How fathers can prepare for their children’s future

Divorced or unmarried Texas fathers can face great challenges in winning custody or visitation rights to their children, but one important duty that should not be neglected is preparing for their children’s future. Even a father who has not married his children’s mother or has divorced from her still retains the right to leave an inheritance to his offspring through a will, or see to it that his children receive financial benefits in the event he passes away.

Why kids fare better when they know their fathers

Every child across Texas deserves to know who his or her father is, and research suggests that those who maintain at least some degree of a relationship with their fathers ultimately fare better in many different areas of life. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we understand the importance of children having relationships with their fathers, and we have helped mothers and fathers alike determine paternity and take other strides to help encourage these relationships.

Paternity leave: what Texas fathers should know

Young Texas fathers may not be aware many can take unpaid paternity leave from their jobs when their families grow by childbirth or adoption, or when a child or spouse is sick. FindLaw seeks to make families aware of this provision the Family and Medical Leave Act offers to covered workers. 

Paternity matters

FindLaw outlines a host of topics related to the rights of fathers, but why go to all the trouble of explaining them in such detail? The bottom line, and a crucial insight for Texas fathers to understand, is that paternity matters.

How do you establish paternity in Texas?

If you are a Texas man whose child was born when you were not married to his or her mother, you and your child do not have the same legal rights as children born to married parents. The Office of the Texas Attorney General explains that a child born in Texas to unmarried parents does not legally have a father. While you may be the biological father, you have no legal right to your child unless and until you establish paternity.

What rights do fathers have in an unplanned pregnancy?

Relationships can be complicated, even in the best of circumstances. When an unplanned pregnancy occurs, the issues can become even more difficult and complex. If you are the father of an unexpected child in Texas, you may be wondering what your rights are and what your next steps should be.

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