Fathers have as much of a legal right to build a relationship with their children as mothers do, but sometimes must jump through more legal hoops to claim their rights. If you have a child and you are separating or divorcing from the mother, or have a child with a woman who you were not in a relationship with, it is vital that you talk with a father’s rights attorney to protect your legal bonds with your child.
Orlando Family Team has represented many men throughout Central Florida in paternity and custody proceedings. We know how important it is to you that you are able to see your child on a regular basis and be involved in decisions that affect your child’s life. Our husband-and-wife team will work hard to help ensure you take full advantage of your rights under the law, regardless of what your relationship is with the child’s mother. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.
Need a Father’s Rights Attorney? Orlando Family Team is Here to Help
One of the most important situations in which a father must make use of the legal system is when a child is born out of wedlock. Under these circumstances, it is vital for the father to talk with an attorney about how to claim the child in the eyes of the law. If the relationship between the child and the father is unclear, an attorney can provide assistance in initiating paternity proceedings. These proceedings can prove who the father is and ensure that the father has full parental rights.
When a father’s parental rights are clear, he still needs legal help to ensure custody if he is not married to or living with the mother. Custody laws are not supposed to favor mothers and are intended to ensure the creation of a custody arrangement that is in a child’s best interests. However, mothers are often primary caregivers- especially of very young children- and the issue of who a primary caregiver is can be considered by the court in deciding on custody.
An attorney can help you to understand the factors that could affect your right to spend time with your children. Your attorney will also explain the key differences between physical and legal custody, and can outline the different approaches you could take to determine what custody arrangement is best.
Often, it is preferable for families to negotiate on custody outside of court. Our husband-and-wife team has the negotiation skills necessary to help you argue for sufficient time with your children.
If no agreement on custody can be reached, we can advocate for you in court to show why you are deserving of at least shared custody. Attorneys Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou have a long track record of helping clients to get their preferred custody arrangements, so our past results should give you confidence to know we’ll make the strongest possible arguments on your behalf.
Contact an Orlando Fathers’ Rights Attorney
If you have a child, it is up to you to fight for your right to build a relationship and stay involved in your child’s life. Let our firm help you. Give Orlando Family Team a call today to find out how an attorney can aggressively represent your rights as a father within the legal system.
Whether you are currently going through a divorce, fighting for custody or simply have questions about family law, our attorneys are here to help.
Contact the attorneys at Orlando Family Team today for a free, no-obligation consultation.