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Recent Study Shows Dads Playing a More Equal Role After Divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 14, 2020 | Divorce

The Pew Research Center conducted a recent study which Dads playing a more equal role after divorce over the past few decades. The study also showed that fathers identified their role as a parent in child custody and parenting time to be a central component of their identify.

“‘Dad’ is my favorite title!”

The study showed 46 percent of fathers report they find raising their children to be enjoyable all of the time (which is an interesting contrast to 41 percent of mothers who responded in the same manner). Although only 39 percent of dads believe they are doing a “very good job” of raising their kids versus 51 percent of mothers.

Fathers today spend three times as many hours a week on child care as the study reported for 1965. Half of the fathers in the survey wished they could spend more time with their kids.

Interestingly, the study also showed that 70% of Americans believe it is important for a newborn baby to bond with both parents. The conclusions reached in the Pew Research Center’s study support California’s evolving understanding of the importance of both parents in the lives of their children.

How does this reality play out in a typical North County or Carlsbad divorce? California law recognizes the importance of Dads playing a more equal role after divorce.  Our Courts have established spending “regular and consistent quality time” with both parents is in the best interest of a child.

There are a lot of firms nationally who advertise as a “father’s rights” firm. The truth of the matter is there are no “father’s rights” under California law per se. However, the experienced and proven Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq aggressively advocate for our clients who are fathers.

Are you concerned about the perception that women should be given more of the parenting time and custody rights to children of divorce? Are you looking for attorneys who have the experience, legal skill and expertise to aggressively stand up for your goals and objectives?

Dads playing a more equal role after divorce is almost always in a child’s best interest. Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.