Children are entitled to the widest circle of loved ones possible. Our fathers’ rights lawyers know how important it is to have your role as a father clearly defined and to ensure your son or daughter has the advantage of both loving parents. You have the same legal rights and responsibilities as the child’s mother, and our law firm is committed to helping you understand and exercise them.
If our family law team at The Aberdeen Law Firm represents you, we will fight for fair and equitable child support, custody, and/or visitation. You can rely on us to protect your rights and preserve your child’s best interests. One of our team members will review your case and offer you a free consultation.
Why Fathers’ Rights Are Important for Your Child
Fathers’ rights have long been in dispute on one side of the issue or another. In recent years, society has tended to lean toward a bias in favor of the child’s mother. Children, though, deserve the love and support of both parents, and fathers’ rights can help make impartial decisions that support the best interests of the child. In many cases, that means including their fathers as an active part of their lives.
Our fathers’ rights lawyers can take the time to listen to your story with kindness and compassion. We are huge proponents of fathers and want to advocate for you and your child. You deserve access to your son or daughter and decision-making abilities in the same way their mother does, so we can develop a nondiscriminatory parenting plan in cases of divorce or relationship breakups.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Parenting Plans
As their father, your goal is to see and help your child thrive. We support married and unmarried fathers and can help you maintain your parent-child relationship even when you no longer reside in the home. When our fathers’ rights team is on your side, we can work with your child’s mother and her representatives to develop an effective co-parenting plan, including:
- Sole or joint custody that favors the child
- Just and equitable child support orders
- Your right to participate in decisions that affect the child
- Establishing your fitness as a parent
The time you are allotted with your child is sacrosanct. We can help you avoid situations that interfere with your parenting time and violations of child custody decisions. If you do not already have a parenting time schedule, we can work with the mother and the court to develop one.
Establishing Paternity and Child Support Orders
Paternity can be established in multiple ways. You can do so voluntarily, or we can help you undergo DNA testing to prove or disprove paternity. Establishing paternity can protect your right to participate in your child’s upbringing.
If you are the custodial parent, you are as entitled to child support as the child’s mother would be, so we can help you receive it when warranted. If you are paying child support, we can document your income and that of your co-parent. Our goal is to have both parents equally meet the child’s financial needs and avoid having child support payments skewed on a gender-based biased.
Why Your Role in Decision-Making Matters
Raising a child involves making daily and ongoing decisions, which should be based on the child’s needs and not on the whim of either parent. You should be able to share in the decisions that affect your child’s life, including:
- Medical care
- Daycare placement
- School and education
- Living arrangements
It can be beneficial to your son or daughter to know you are active in making important decisions and being in attendance at their milestone events. Our law firm may help you participate in decisions that affect your child without fear of retribution, fear of conflict, stress, or anxiety.
Why Work With Our Fathers’ Rights Lawyers at the Aberdeen Law Firm
Your rights as a parent are important, so our fathers’ rights attorneys are your advocates. If we accept your case, you can expect the following benefits and advantages:
- A clear understanding of family law and its impact on your case
- Conflict and dispute resolution without antagonizing the other parent
- Clear and distinct resolutions to important parenting issues
- Assistance establishing or modifying child support agreements
- Representation at hearings, motions, and other court appearances
If your custody or visitation schedule is not being honored, you do not have to fight for your parental rights without legal guidance and support. Working with our law firm can set you up for a fair resolution to child custody and support matters. Our goal is to avoid having your feelings overlooked or diminished.
You Can Fight Back Against Any Violation of Your Rights
No one has the right to inhibit or restrict the time you spend with your child. When parents decide to end their relationship, children are too often caught in the middle. Each parent wants to maintain their relationship with the child, and some may attempt to do so at the expense of the other parent.
Today’s laws favor the best interest of the child, so we champion the rights of fathers for sole or joint custody to fight for the best daily living situation for the child. If the other parent attempts to limit your parenting time without cause, we can help you fight back and establish the best possible outcome for the child.
Call One of Our Fathers’ Rights Team Members Today
Fathers’ rights are important, and we know how vital it is to be part of your child’s life without interruption or interference. Our fathers’ rights lawyers want to help you avoid gender bias in custody and child support matters.
If you are a father determined to protect your rights and those of your child, we are your advocates. Contact The Aberdeen Law Firm today for your initial consultation.