lt;quot;WE JUST KEPT CALLING AND CALLING AND NO ONE WOULD HELP. THEY THOUGHT HE WAS PERFECTLY FINE…AND HE WASN’T.quot;gt; Police found Dillon Wyckoff’s 2year old son, Mason, dead in his mother’s home on July 22nd. His mother, Stephenie Erickson,
was found unresponsive and later died at a . An autopsy showed both died from a painkiller overdose… now being ruled a murdersuicide. Wyckoff says it boils down to how Erickson had custody of the toddler.
lt;quot;SHE HELD ALL THE POWER IT WASN’T UP TO ME IT WAS IF SHE WAS MAD AT ME I WASN’T GETTING HIM THAT DAY OR I WASN’T TALKING TO HIM THAT DAY AND THIS WAY THAT POWER WOULDN’T BE THERE. WHEN THEY’RE HANDED THAT WEAPON IT MAKES THE
KIDS BECOME A PAWN.quot;gt; Friday, Wyckoff, and other parents, brought their frustrations to state lawmakers. lt;quot;SINCE WE WERE NOT MARRIED AND IOWA FATHERS ARE NOT GUARANTEED RIGHTS UNDER CURRENT LAW, I HAD NO CLAIMS TO MY SON. NONE! MY
SON! THE BOY I WELCOMED INTO THIS WORLD RIGHT ALONGSIDE HIS MOTHER.quot;gt; He is asking Iowa lawmakers to pass sharedparenting laws requiring courts to grant equal parenting time. Unless evidence showed it wouldn’t be in the
child’s best interest. A local lobbyist group is backing Wyckoff up, saying this is more than a father’s rights issue. lt;quot;WE NEED PEOPLE TALKING TO THEIR LEGISLATORS ABOUT HOW THESE THINGS IMPACT THEIR FAMILIES AND WHAT CHANGES THEY
How Do Fathers Get Custody of Their Child
Hello, my name is Brian Galbraith and I’mthe owner of Galbraith Family Law. We’re a law firm of family law lawyers located inBarrie, Orillia and Newmarket. How does a father get custody of his children? Now, there’sa myth out there that fathers never get custody of their children. This is based on the historicfact that, traditionally, mothers were primarily responsible for the care of children and fatherswere the bread winners. So it made sense, in those days, that thecourt would order custody to the mother since she was the one primarily looking after thechildren anyway. It was in the children’s best interested to be with their mother. Nowadays,both mothers and fathers usually participate
in the care giving and in earning the incomefor the family. As a result the Ontario courts are more inclined to order an equal time sharingregime for the children. If a father wants custody of his children,he needs to prove that it’s in the best interest of the children that he has custody. A strongargument would be that he was traditionally the one responsible or primarily responsiblefor the care, and that he can continue to provide the care that the children want anddeserve. Custody battles are often very nasty. They can take many months and even years toresolve and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. The children often suffer when there’sa custody battle between their parents. As
a result we prefer to help our clients negotiatea settlement. One of the best processes to do that is calledcollaborative practice. That’s a process where the parties agree not to go to court and theywork with professionals to find a resolution to their petty issues and any other issuesthat they have to resolve related to the separation. It’s a very cost effective process and keepsthe power of decision making in the hands of the parents. Most importantly, it helpsprevent the children from being in the middle of a battle between mum and dad. If this tutorial’s been helpful, give it a thumpsup. And if you’d like to learn more information
or have one of our lawyers help you with yourcustody issues, please go to our website which is www.GalbraithFamilyLaw. You can book consultationswith one of our lawyers. We help clients with custody issues every day. We can help youtoo. Thank you..