Fathers and The Importance of Having Parenting/Visitation Time

As a father your parenting time, also known as custody/visitation, is an essential aspect of your child's development and overall well-being. It is so important for you as a father to have regular parenting time with your child for several reasons.


First and foremost, your child benefits from having a strong and loving relationship with both parents. Research has shown that children who have a positive relationship with both parents have better outcomes in terms of their emotional and mental health. They are less likely to experience serious behavioral problems and have higher self-esteem. Your child can also fare better academically and is more likely to be successful in their relationships and careers as adults.


Furthermore, parenting time allows you as a father to be actively involved in your child's life. You can be a part of important milestones, such as birthdays, holidays, and school events. You can also be a source of support and guidance for your child as they navigate different stages of development.


Additionally, parenting time can also be beneficial for your well-being. Being a present parent can bring a great sense of purpose and fulfillment, and it can help to strengthen your bond as father and child. It can also be a way for you as a father to deal with the stress and emotional turmoil that often comes with the end of a relationship.


In Maryland, the court takes the best interest of the child into consideration when determining parenting time. They consider factors such as the child's age, the child's relationship with each parent, and the parents' work schedule. It is important for fathers to advocate for themselves and their relationship with their child and to work with a great divorce and collaborative lawyer like Cherise L Williams of the Law Office of Cherise L Williams LLC to ensure you receive fair and appropriate parenting time with your child.