Yes, however, it is mothers who are most often awarded primary custody of the children. In the past, women were nearly always given full custody, and many judges find it difficult to change their ways.
The attorneys at Divorce Lawyers For Men have experience fighting for and winning custody cases for fathers. There is a heavy burden of proof on the father, however a well presented case with good facts will prevail.
There are more and more men asking for and receiving primary custody of their children. Courts are open to hearing these cases for good fathers, and granting fathers custodial rights or increased visitation rights. The issue is truly what is in the best interest of the child(ren). There are also a growing number of cases where joint custody is granted.