Increasingly, fathers are spending much more time with their children than they have in the past. While this is generally viewed to be a positive movement, some fathers are still treated as secondary parents when it comes to child custody. Fathers' rights in Texas and elsewhere across the United States seem to be at the forefront of many child custody disputes during a divorce.
Recent research has indicated that children tend to perform better in a myriad of situations when they are able to see both of their parents regularly. This research does not reflect real-life custody agreements in which physical custody is normally awarded to the mother, with the father receiving mostly minimal time. There are some who believe that, by automatically granting sole custody to the mother, courts are actually harming the children involved.