Fathers rights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was finally acknowledged in early 2011 when new Pennsylvania child custody laws made gender neutrality in custody cases official.
The new statute aids Pittsburgh dads rights by stating “no party shall receive preference based solely upon gender in any (custody) award granted.”
Though it seems to be common sense that judges cannot discriminate against one party because of gender, Pennsylvania now has it written as a state law that one parent cannot be given preference based on gender when deciding child custody orders.
The new law also protects fathers rights on several issues, including limiting the ability of custodial parents (usually the mother) who want to move. These new dads rights laws now put the burden of proof on the custodial parent to show that a move would be in the best interest of the children, thus giving the non-custodial parent (usually the father) a chance to object to the move in court.
Get help with dads rights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by arranging a meeting with a Cordell and Cordell mens divorce attorney, please call 1.866.DADS.LAW.