If you are a parent facing a divorce, you’ve probably asked the following question: Can my spouse take away my kids if we get a divorce? The simple answer to this question is “no,” but severe circumstances may allow one parent to obtain full physical and legal custody of the child(ren).
Even if the court gives sole child custody to one parent, the other parent may be allowed supervised visitation of the child. During supervised visitation, the non-custodial parent is allowed to spend time with his / her child, but only in the presence of a neutral, third-party supervisor.
In the past, fathers struggled to maintain the same parental rights in the courtroom as their female counterparts. Today, the United States affords fathers and mothers the same legal rights as parents. This means that, in the event of a divorce, the court will choose a custody / support agreement based on thebest interest of the child, not the gender of the custodial parent. In short, the child’s mother cannot take the children simply because she is the mother.
Whether you are seeking full custody of your child or are afraid that your spouse may attempt to take your children away from you, a St. Louis divorce and family law attorney from The Buxner Law Firm can provide the legal guidance that you need.
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