Long Island Fathers’ Rights Attorney

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Most people would agree that children need both a mother and a father. While a child’s relationships with their mother and their father may be different, both are vitally important to a child’s happiness and overall wellbeing. At Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law, we believe that fathers have the right to be equally considered for child custody and visitation.

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Married vs. Unmarried Fathers’ Rights

New York family law has changed over the years to be far less biased toward mothers than before; however, certain circumstances can still make it difficult for fathers to remain parts of their children’s lives. The greatest example is married vs. unmarried fathers.

Father who were never married to the mothers of their children must first establish paternity before the court will consider their fathers’ rights. The process of establishing paternity is involved and can be especially difficult if the mother is not cooperative. Therefore, as an unmarried father seeking to protect your rights, be sure to get a family lawyer on your side.

On the other hand, married fathers don’t necessarily have it easy, either. Even though paternity is established, they still have to prove that their relationship with their children is in the best interests of the children and, in such cases, mothers often have the upper hand due to ages-old ways of thinking.

“Mothers spends more time at home with the children.”
“Mothers are the ‘nurturing’ ones.”
“Mothers are the ‘natural caretakers.’”

These are old mindsets that need to be fought, which is why married fathers still need the advocacy of a skilled family law attorney.

Are you a father who is currently going through a divorce or seeking parenting time? You need a skilled New York fathers’ rights lawyer on your side to protect your interests. You need a lawyer who understands just how important your rights as a father are and who will fight to protect these in any and all negotiations and court proceedings as related to your divorce or separation.

Get started with our Long Island divorce lawyer today! Call (516) 688-0088 or request a case evaluation online.

Family Law Attorney Representing Fathers in New York

The New York attorneys at Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law have more than 35 years of combined legal experience and are fully committed to protecting the rights of fathers in family law proceedings. In addition to handling cases involving custody and visitation, our attorneys also assist fathers in situations regarding:

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Fathers’ Rights in New York

43 states in the U.S. have shared custody requirements, and New York is not one of these. In fact, joint custody is only awarded if both parents agree upon this. It is an unfortunate fact that many times parents do not agree to joint custody, and this results in a child being brought up in an environment that is less than ideal – an environment that does not include both parents.

This is one of the many reasons why you need a skilled and aggressive lawyer on your side immediately if you are a father going through any legal matter involving the custody of your children or your visitation rights. You need a legal professional on your side to ensure that your rights as a father are asserted and that you have a say in raising your children and spending time with them. Speak with an attorney at Friedman & Friedman PLLC, Attorneys at Law today.

Contact our firm for a consultation. Call us at (516) 688-0088!