Dads never forget, you have rights as a parent

Regardless of the reasons that have led to the end of your personal relationship, you and the mother of your child share at least one thing -- you love your child. Sometimes after a divorce or a break-up, dads have a hard time remembering the many legal rights they have as a parent. However, learning about these rights is the first step fathers can take toward preserving them.

Unlike in decades past, today's courts no longer automatically award custody to the mother of a child. Instead, courts in Manhattan and elsewhere in New York make a thorough examination of each case to determine how both parents influence a child's life. This means that fathers can have just as great a chance as mothers to acquire full custody of the child. It also means that even if fathers do not get full custody, they have an excellent chance of gaining shared or joint custody.

Despite the modern advancements made in fathers' rights, mothers may still seem to have a better chance of winning custody in some cases. This is where divorce attorneys truly prove their worth. Along with the typical work these attorneys perform, they serve as an important advocate for fathers who want to share in the raising of their child. This includes fighting to protect and preserve fathers' rights during courtroom proceedings.

Additional services a divorce attorney provides for fathers include:

-- Seeking fair visitation rights for noncustodial fathers

-- Representation during child support hearings

-- Filing a paternity suit if the mother claims another is the child's father

-- Protecting fathers against allegations that they are unfit to parent

It sometimes feels easy to give up and simply hope for the best, but hope is not always enough. We invite you to explore issues pertaining to fathers' rights in Manhattan by exploring our website for more information.

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