Fathers in Chicago who are going through a divorce may be concerned about how often they will get to see their children after they separate from their spouses. Traditionally, family law courts have tended to favor mothers as the primary caretakers, giving fathers only weekend and holiday visitation. Lawmakers are beginning to consider whether it might be better for children to spend equal amounts of time with both parents.
The head of the National Parents Organization, a fathers' rights group, says that children are better adjusted and perform better in school when they see each parent frequently. He believes that legislation should favor joint custody, so long as both parents are capable of managing it.