Dads Seeing Bigger Role in Custody Cases

In divorce, many parents find themselves in the middle of a custody dispute where women have traditionally been favored as the primary caregiver. But as women have begun to pursue careers and men have started to take a more hands-on role in the lives of their children, this tradition is beginning to change.

Attorney Kelly Burris of Cordell & Cordell spoke to Fort Worth CBS 11 about this changing dynamic.

“There is still a leaning in the court system, though I think it is much more fair and equitable to dads than it used to be,” Burris said. “You have a lot more moms that work and dads that stay home. If they really were primary or equally involved during the marriage, then they have a really good chance of getting either 50/50 or primary in trial or settlement.”