New York Fathers’ Rights Attorney
How the Liberalization of Divorce Has Affected Fathers’ Rights
In today’s day and age, you may see that some American families have
developed into matriarchies. Many fathers have been reduced to nothing
more than sperm donors, and are left fighting for the right to be a full-fledged
parent. The men’s and fathers’ rights movements draw energy
from this cultural disruption. The liberalization of divorce, which removed
the concept of fault from a marital breakdown, has also made it easier
for one spouse to end their marriage against the wishes of the other.
While no-fault divorce has opened the door for many people to escape “loveless
marriages,” fathers have contended that the liberalization of divorce
has put men at an unfair advantage – particularly in the areas of
child custody, visitation, and support. Ultimately, the collision between
fathers’ rights and a heightened sense of women’s independence
has politicized marriage and family law. The result is that men and fathers
are left feeling not only threatened, but victimized.
Creating Better Solutions Through Divorce Mediation
For some fathers, unwanted divorce and non-custodial parenthood have undermined
their involvement in the lives of their children. Many feel as through
their roles have been reduced to that of an occasional visitor –
which is devastating not only for fathers, but also for their children.
The fact of the matter is that the road to divorce is never easy, even
when the divorce is uncontested and mutual.
When children are involved, seeking a divorce can be significantly more
complicated. At Lois M. Brenner, Esq., we believe that divorce mediation
can help pave the way to better relationships, not only between divorcing
spouses, but between parents and their children. In fact, more and more
of our clients are using mediation to create parenting schedules that
favor a health relationship with both parents. It can be surprisingly
and stunningly effective with Lois Brenner’s help.
Divorce mediation makes it possible for fathers to be more than just an
“occasional visitor.” Find out if this process is right for
you by calling our New York divorce attorney at (646) 663-4546.