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Father’s Rights in 2014

father's rights attorneysToday more and more fathers are obtaining custody of their children. The bygone days when there was a presumption that the father was the bread winner and the mother took care of the children and should receive custody are long gone. In the State of New York, fathers have equal rights to custody of their children. In most families today, both parents work to help support their family. More and more fathers are involved with the day to day affairs of taking care of and nurturing their children. Family dynamics have changed significantly in the last decade.

Fathers Matter!

Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. If the father seeks to have custody of his children, he should use due diligence and hire an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable with regard to advocating on behalf of fathers. Both fathers and mothers bond with their children. Recent studies show that children who do not have a father in their lives are subject to a variety of negative effects. Some of these effects are: (1) Children who do not have guidance from their fathers have a higher school dropout rate. (2) Children raised in families without the benefit of a loving father use illegal drugs on a greater basis than children who are raised in a family that has both a father and a mother in it. (3) There is a greater percentage of children raised in a fatherless family, committing acts of domestic violence.

Fathers help their children develop traits that allow them to be successful during their life. Fathers who are prevented from having quality time for visiting with their children should fight to protect their rights. An experienced father’s rights attorney will be able to analyze a custody or visitation case and provide the father with a road map to protect his rights and achieve a greater possibility of success in the case.

Helping Fathers in Custody and Visitation Problems

Our office works with fathers regularly concerning issues regarding custody and visitation. There are many issues fathers face when litigating custody and visitation matters. There are a variety of situations that can create a negative impression of a father by the courts. Some examples of these situations are the father moving out of the house where his children reside, failing to aggressively pursue employment, failing to fight made up charges of domestic violence alleged by the mother, and failure to maintain a regular form of contact, communication and presence in their children’s lives.

Children’s Best Interests

Decisions concerning custody and visitation by judges take into consideration the children’s best interests. The father’s rights lawyers at the Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo are available to speak with fathers who have issues concerning their children seven days a week. Call for a free consultation at 516-561-6645, 718-350-2802 or 1-800-344-6431.experienced father's rights advocate

About Elliot S. Schlissel

Elliot S. Schlissel, Esq. has spent more that 30 years representing individuals in matrimonial and family law cases.