The very act of procreation entitles children to have both mother and father . Tragically , however , the natural right of birth to have two parents of many children is lost as a consequence of divorce . In nine out of ten cases of divorce , mothers receive physical custody of the children and fathers have the right to visit every two weeks in the weekend. For some fathers who do not have custody , divorce not only end the marriage , but also their participation as a parent. Even the most capable and optimistic mothers have problems growing these needs of their children during the transition divorce .