According to Pew Research, there has been a nine-fold increase in single dad households since 1960.
Society and the courts are slowly beginning to realize that gender alone is not a fair way to decide which parent is best suited to raise the kids.
In 1995, Texas add Section 153.003 to the Family Code which said that courts may not discriminate based on sex in deciding which party will be the sole managing conservator. Despite this however, many attorneys still observe a general bias against dads in family courts.
Despite this, more dads are taking on the role of primary parent. However they may not be receiving the same kind of acceptance and support that single mothers do.
In Australia, single dads have been filling in this support gap by forming their own groups:
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Attorney Sean Y. Palmer has over 18 years of legal experience as a Texas Attorney and over 24 years as a Qualified Mediator in civil, family and CPS cases. Palmer practices exclusively in the area Family Law and handles Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions, and other Family Law Litigation cases. He represents clients throughout the greater Houston Galveston area, including: Clear Lake, NASA, Webster, Friendswood, Seabrook, League City, Galveston, Texas City, Dickinson, La Porte, La Marque, Clear Lake Shores, Bacliff, Kemah, Pasadena, Baytown, Deer Park, Harris County, and Galveston County, Texas.