Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


The main focus of this capstone project is on many fathers’ lack of knowledge about the process involved in child custody cases. With thousands of custody battles constantly going on in this country over 90% of them result in mothers winning custody and this is due to fathers simply not being educated enough about the issue to contest custody. As a result many mothers are winning custody who are not fit to be parents. I wanted to do this project because I am a single father and when I went through the process it was extremely tough being uneducated about the process not knowing if I would see my daughter was a horrible thought. Helping other single fathers become educated would make the process a lot easier for them and for future fathers who may go through the process. For this project four fathers who are entering into a custody battle were interviewed to find out their knowledge about the process. In addition to researching the literature, the Monterey County family court offices were utilized to obtain current information about the process. The data revealed that fathers are still extremely fearful about losing their children because they believe that they do not have as many rights to their children as the mothers do. Efforts were made to provide fathers with greater information about their rights.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department

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