Custody Guides for Different Family Members

Fathers:

Paternity and custody
All about paternity and DNA testing. What happens after paternity has been established, and how fathers can protect their rights.

Fathers' custody and visitation rights — unwed, unmarried, divorced
Stand up for your rights as a father. Get your fair share of time with your child.

Getting a fair custody arrangement: Advice for dads
Despite many states having laws against gender-based rulings, fathers tend to get less custodial time than mothers. If you're a father, here's some advice on how to get your desired timeshare.

What are the chances of a father getting full custody?
The chances of a father getting full custody are higher than ever. Find out your rights as a father and what you can do to prove your case in court.

Unmarried parents:

Unmarried parents and child custody
Unmarried parents have custody and visitation rights. You need to stand up for those rights.

Stepparents:

Stepparenting with custody issues: Plan effective visitation time
As a step parent, it's crucial to settle your custody situation to focus your efforts on effective parenting.

Legal considerations for marrying into a stepparenting role
When considering whether or not to marry into a stepparenting role, every situation is different. However, there are a few points of interest that you'll definitely want to put some thought into.

Grandparents:

Grandparents child custody & visitation rights: See your grandkids
Your grandchildren need you. Don't lose them because of a divorce.

Aunts & uncles:

Aunts' and uncles' rights | Child custody and visitation
In some places, aunts and uncles have a right to visits with their nieces and nephews. Learn more, plus your options for legal guardianship or custody.