The fight for fathers' rights has always been a challenge, particularly in family courts where preference may be given to the mother. Missouri fathers who are ready and willing to have a prominent role in the lives of their children may face difficulties when the mother is uncooperative. Often, fathers may find themselves facing legal battles regarding their fathers' rights, simply to secure visitation time with their children.
Some fathers may not be personally involved with their children initially. This could be because of immaturity and a bevy of other reasons. However, when a father is ready to support and know his children, what legal grounds does he have? What options does he have if the mother is blocking his involvement with his children? While it will differ on a case-by-case basis, many Missouri fathers could choose to use legal channels to fight for their custody or visitation rights.