Long Island Fathers’ Rights Attorney
Taking a Stand to Protect Your Rights & Your Children
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, Attorneys at Law, we
believe that fathers have the right to be equally considered for
child custody and
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Married vs. Unmarried Fathers’ Rights
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.
Family Law Attorney Representing Fathers in New York
The New York attorneys at
Friedman & Friedman, 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:
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,
Attorneys at Law today.