Altamonte Springs, FL Father’s Rights Lawyers
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As a firm that primarily serves men, we have personally seen the heartbreak that can be induced when a father is not able to have the relationship with their child that they desire. Men are often the victims of unfair and outdated stereotypes which unfortunately impact them in the family court system. This is why our lawyers are dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of fathers. At the Men’s Divorce Law Firm, we aggressively advocate for the male point of view, and are passionate about ensuring that fathers are legally permitted to play an active role in their child’s life. If you are experiencing a legal matter which is affecting your time with your child, call our experienced Altamonte Springs father’s rights lawyers today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can give you an advantage.
Father’s Rights In Divorce
If you and your spouse are in the process of ending your marriage, you still have a right to your children. As part of your divorce, you will be required to submit a parenting plan to the judge handling your case. You both must agree to every aspect of the parenting plan, which typically includes aspects such as custody, timesharing, child support, schooling/education, extracurricular activities, healthcare matters, and other potential expectations and possible conflicts that may arise. If your spouse will not agree to fair terms in your plan, it will likely need to be litigated in court. Our Altamonte Springs father’s rights lawyers are skilled litigators and can give you the best possible chance at the outcome you desire.
In addition, fathers going through divorce have a right to remain living in the family home with their children. Your spouse cannot kick you out, change the locks, or restrict you from entering the dwelling. They may request temporary use of the home if tensions are high and there is a great deal of arguing, especially in the presence of your children. However, this must be granted by a judge.
Father’s Rights In Custody Matters
Custody and visitation matters should be addressed in the parenting plan you submit as part of your divorce. In 2023, the state of Florida passed legislation which established that children of divorced or separated parents should spend an equal amount of time with each of their parents, as this is proven to be in their best interests. The only reason 50/50 custody may not be granted is if it is otherwise proven that it would be a detriment to the child, such as instances of abuse, neglect, or criminal charges.
The judge will take the child’s best interests into consideration before deciding on custody or visitation matters. You can rely on our knowledgeable Altamonte Springs father’s rights lawyers to present evidence as to why the joint (or sole) custody you are seeking is, in fact, in your child’s best interest.
Father’s Rights In Paternity Actions
If you believe yourself to be the father of a child and their mother is standing in the way of you being able to establish paternity and gain your parental rights and obligations, we can step in to remedy the problem. We will listen to your story, explain your legal options, and navigate you through each step of the process. If you and the mother disagree on paternity, a DNA test will likely be ordered by a judge. If it is determined that you are the father, our team can then walk you through other related issues like custody, visitation, and child support.
Consult With Our Capable Altamonte Springs Father’s Rights Lawyers Today
We understand how important your relationship with your kids is, and we take the legal matters that affect it extremely seriously. The Men’s Divorce Law Firm is an award-winning team of attorneys with nearly 20 years of experience. Call today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our strategic approach to fighting for the rights of fathers.
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