Child custody in Pennsylvania and nationwide is legally a two-way street. Both mothers and fathers start out with equal rights when they get involved in child custody disputes or agreed custody arrangements. Although the spotlight most often falls on the struggles and achievements of the single mother, single fathers also exist, and they sometimes step forth to exert all or most of the parenting duties over their children.
It's no secret that fathers usually play a huge role in the lives of their children. Although, historically, men in Pennsylvania may have only been awarded a weekend or two every month, fathers are now just as entitled to access to their children as their ex is. Despite the elevation of equal parental rights in custody disputes, we know that some men still may not be aware of what they are actually entitled to.