To understand fathers’ rights in Detroit, Michigan, look at the example of child custody determinations.
Nearly every year in Michigan, some legislator has introduced a bill that would grant more dads rights in Michigan by requiring judges to begin with the presumption that a child should spend an equal amount of time with both mom and dad.
Current Michigan law shows the problem with dads’ rights in Detroit. The state child custody law says a child is entitled to a relationship with each parent, but the law does not fix the quantity of time each parent has to establish and foster that relationship.
At odds with the law is the required presumption that a child should spend a majority of his or her time in “the established custodial environment.” This usually goes against Michigan fathers’ rights because the primary caregiver – either in reality or as perceived by an older, traditional judge – is often Mom.
With the growing number of stay-at-home dads and two-working-parent households, one would think that the presumption that a child should spend equal time with each parent is a given – but not so, as Michigan dads’ rights advocates can attest to.
Each year the Michigan fathers’ rights bill is invariably met with hostility from the public, attorneys and advocates as a perceived attack on women.
So Detroit dads’ rights attorneys must continue to fight a lopsided battle in order to ensure your rights are protected. Cordell & Cordell’s divorce attorneys for men are committed to that battle and to advocating Michigan fathers’ rights to play a vital role in their children’s lives.
Get help with dads rights in Detroit by arranging a meeting with a Cordell and Cordell men’s divorce attorney, please call 1-866-DADS-LAW.