Who keeps the child after separation?
Generally in most states, both parents continue to have joint legal custody after divorce, meaning both parents have equal rights to make child-rearing decisions. However, courts may award sole legal custody to one parent under some rare circumstances.
What are my rights as a father during separation?
Many men assume that the mother has a legal upper hand and will reluctantly leave their kids with her during separation. If you have not set foot in court yet then know that fathers and mothers have equal custody rights at this time. You have the right to: Seek live-in custody.
Who has parental responsibility when parents split?
A married couple who have children together both automatically have parental responsibility. After a divorce, parental responsibility continues. From a legal standpoint, mothers automatically have parental responsibility.