Recent research, by the Pew Research Center, shows that the number of single father households in the U.S. has steadily increased during the past few decades, from 1% in 1960 to at least 8% in 2011. Some experts have opined that these changes are an overall evolution of how society views fatherhood. With the new Custody law of 2011, Delaware County Courts and Chester County Courts have supported the role that fathers can play in their children’s lives by granting equal custody to both parents. The Courts have reasoned that Mothers are not necessarily the only or best possible caregivers for their children in every case. So, it’s no surprise then that it is also becoming more likely that Courts will side with a father for sole custody when it is in the best interest of the children. If you are going through a divorce or facing a custody battle in Delaware County, Chester County Pennsylvania, Giribaldi & Manaras can help you with this difficult process. To learn more or to know about your rights call (610) 891-8303 for a free consultation.