Fathers' rights deserve protection in New York courts

It is a sad but true fact -- in many child custody cases, fathers simply get the short end of the stick. This is particularly true for unmarried dads, who may not know about their father's custody rights until it is too late. Even if you are not currently in a relationship with the mother of your child, you deserve to have access to your son or daughter. Our New York attorneys can help you exercise your fathers' rights during a divorce or as an unwed father.

Modern courts recognize that mothers should not automatically be awarded full custody of the child. This is particularly true if both parents have been deemed fit and competent caregivers. Although the nature of these custody proceedings is changing, some decisions still favor the child's mother. For this reason, fathers may still need aggressive representation in order to exercise their fathers' rights.

As a father who has been identified as an adequate caregiver and provider, you deserve parenting time and child custody rights. Studies have shown that it is generally in the best interests of the child for the father to remain active and present in his or her life. Our team of attorneys can help fathers navigate the child custody process, often leading to favorable outcomes for child custody, child support and visitation decisions.

New York children deserve to have a relationship with both parents, even if the parents are not necessarily interested in maintaining a relationship with each other. Assertive representation in court may help fathers receive the visitation and child custody rights they deserve. Every parent should have the right to an unbiased child custody proceeding that works to serve the best interests of the child.

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