The legal climate is subject to change. Some liken the changing notions of justice to the swinging of a pendulum. Whatever analogy seems appropriate to you, the law and perceptions of fairness are perpetually changing. Family law is no different. Current beliefs and understandings are likely to be overcome by future knowledge, much as historical beliefs have been replaced by modern research. Historically in family law, due to bias against fathers, fathers may have been disadvantaged or on unequal footing when it came to matters involving children. This article will discuss the historical context for this belief and consider whether the bias against fathers continues to plague modern courts.