In a divorce or legal separation, custodial rights always come into the discussion. The fathers have for the most part, felt the law has favoured the mothers. A more unbiased perspective is seen now with about 50% of the time fathers seeking custody getting it. Involvement of the father in the child’s upbringing is as important as the mother’s.
While awarding custodial rights the child's best interest in kept in mind. There are more factors to consider than just visitation schedules. The legal custodian can take decisions about the child's medical care and education. Physical custody would be with the parent the child stays with. An agreement between the parents can be made and submitted to a court for approval. In cases where a parent refuses to honour the custody order, a local family lawyer should be consulted.