If you are a father who is navigating custody and trying to find the best arrangement for your family, know that you may face many obstacles. Custody is always hard, and there are more roadblocks in place for men due to years of system bias. However, your relationship with your children and ability to significantly influence their lives is worth fighting for! Having quality legal representation on your side increases your chances of reaching a fair resolution. Our compassionate, skilled Orlando men’s custody lawyers can guide you every step of the way and protect what matters most to you. Call today to request a consultation and learn more about your options.
Challenges Father’s Face In Custody Cases
Courts aren’t legally allowed to show bias to one parent over the other based on gender, but this is a new change; for decades, it was presumed that the mother was the better caretaker, especially for younger children (and this was an actual court standard known as the “tender years” doctrine). Now, courts are supposed to act on the presumption that it is better, when possible, to have both parents actively and equally involved in the child’s life.
However, judges still may assume things like dads who have big careers aren’t able to devote enough time to children, or that dads are clueless about taking care of toddlers. Bias definitely still exists even if it is subconscious/more subtle! If not checked, this bias can mean that your children may not get to live with you or that you may not get to see them as much. It can also mean that you may end up paying more child support than you should based on numbers and facts alone.
If you have a high-conflict situation, or a bad relationship with your child’s mother, it is possible that she and her attorney may use unethical tactics, such as misleading or untrue statements, to sway the judge on their side. This definitely does not always happen, but it’s possible, and it’s another reason why you need an attorney who understands your unique needs. Orlando men’s custody lawyers can defend against bias, gather evidence to support the truth, and skillfully present a strong case for your desired results.
What Our Orlando Men’s Custody Lawyers Can Do For You
Custody can be completely overwhelming for men. You may be feeling unsure of yourself; you may be terrified, or at least nervous, about the future of being a single parent. You may have no idea what to expect, practically or legally. You may not be certain of what it is that you want. You may be so overcome by anger, sadness, worry, or other emotions that you are unable to see clearly to make wise decisions.
That’s where Men’s Divorce Law Firm comes in. We know what you are going through. We will take the time to listen to your story and offer honest, compassionate, reliable advice. We can connect you to helpful resources. Our firm will serve as your support system, communicating with you frequently so you are always in the loop about your case. Our main goal is to stand up for your parental rights and achieve a fair outcome.
Why Choose Us?
Our Orlando men’s custody lawyers have been aggressively representing husbands and fathers in Orange County and beyond for over 18 years. Men’s Divorce Law Firm was actually founded by the late Jeffrey Feulner, a single dad himself who was committed to building a law practice that championed dads staying in their kids’ lives. Our singular focus is on advocating for the male point of view in custody, divorce, and related matters.
Our firm has won numerous awards and recognitions, including Best Divorce Lawyers in Winter Park 2021, the Matrimonial & Family Law Top 30, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, the Lawyers of Distinction 2020, and more. You can trust our team to give you an advantage! The sooner you have great representation, the better, especially because custody can take months or years to work out – call Men’s Divorce Law Firm right now to request a consultation and discover how we can serve you!