Dad School Program: Increase in Number of Custodial Fathers Inspires New Parent Learning Program

Illinios divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorney, parental rights,As often happens with  legal matters, there are several misconceptions regarding  child custody. One of the most common is the idea that the courts favor mothers when awarding custody. This, however, is not always the case.

Child custody is one of the most emotionally charged areas of divorce law. The laws vary from state to state. As well, each case is different, which is why the guidance of a family attorney may prove invaluable if you are involved in a custody battle.

Dad School Program Will Provide Guidance to Single Fathers

Fathers Helping Fathers (FHF), a national, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, recently announced the launch of the Dad School program. According to the Chicago Tribune, the effort will begin in Mar. 2015 and will provide education and resources to single fathers.

According to the report, the program is a part of FHF’s new initiative to raise more awareness of its services. As the organization claims, many of the misconceptions surrounding single fatherhood negatively impact dads who are trying to provide for their children.

Child Custody and Support in Illinois

Due to the false impressions about divorce that circulate the media, some of the most common questions about divorce concern child custody. If a divorcing couple cannot reach a custody agreement, the court will examine a variety of different factors when awarding custody. These factors include:

  • The financial stability of both parents;
  • Whether or not the child will be able to stay in the same neighborhood;
  • The desires of the father;
  • The desires of the mother;
  • Input from close family members and friends; and
  • The desires of the child.

 Child Custody and Support Lawyer in DuPage County, Ill.

 If you would like to speak with an experienced Aurora divorce attorney with more than a decade of experience, contact the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. Call us today at 630-409-8184 to schedule a consultation.

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