Fathers Rights

Although many men feel as though they get the short end of the stick during divorce proceedings, it is no longer the case where the stay at home mom will automatically get custody of the children. Courts have been progressively ruling and finding that fathers have the same rights as mothers with regards to their children. The father-son dynamic is equally important as the mother-son dynamic and the courts will award father’s rights for this very reason.

Studies unanimously show the causal link between a child lacking a father figure in his or her life with several negative effects, such as: documented emotional distress, increased likelihood of drug use, increased likelihood of dropping out of school, increased likelihood of committing domestic violence, and issues with self-esteem and self-worth. Lacking a father figure in a child’s life significantly affects the child’s development. If nothing else, your child’s well-being is worth fighting for. The laws regarding father’s rights are incredibly complex and require the assistance of a skilled and experienced family law attorney specializing in these matters. The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Bell & Washington LLP have navigated these murky waters many times and are willing to assist you and your children. You are not alone.

If you are a father seeking legitimation, visitation rights, or custody, please do not hesitate to seek counsel and advice about these matters today. We find no greater joy than helping our clients pursue happiness for themselves and their family.