As a father, you could be worried about your rights when it comes to your children. For example, if you are currently in the midst of divorcing your spouse, you might be concerned that you will not have the right to see your children after the marriage has ended. If you are already divorced or if you were never married to the mother of your children, you could be dealing with visitation or custody issues, or you could be concerned about the amount of money that you are paying in child support.
All of these concerns are completely understandable. As a male parent, you probably want to ensure that you hire an attorney who is on your side and who understands the law. Fortunately, there are NYC fathers’ rights lawyers who specialize in working with male parents and who can help you with your case.
For one thing, if you want to be the primary custodial parent of your children, you could be concerned that things will not go your way in court. Across the United States, only one in six custodial parents, or 17.5 percent, are fathers. Therefore, you definitely have a reason to be concerned about the possibility that custody will be given to your children’s mother in court. If you believe that you are the most fit parent and that your children will be better off of they are with you, it is imperative to work with a good NYC fathers’ rights attorney who can help you fight for your children.
Even if you do not want to be the primary custodial parent of your children, such as if you feel that they are in a safe and nurturing environment with their mother, you probably want to ensure that you get regular visitation with your children. Unfortunately, visitation can be a complicated thing. In some cases, one or both parents are willing to compromise and get along for the sake of their children, which can make visitation difficult or impossible.
As someone who has a right to see your children and who probably wants to make sure that you are able to maintain a solid relationship with them, you should not take matters of visitation lightly. Instead of trying to handle things on your own, you might find that you are much better off working with an attorney who is experienced in these matters.
Luckily, in general, the courts in New York want for children to have solid relationships and visitation with the non-custodial parent. However, you may need to have a lawyer help fight for you in court to help you ensure that your rights are respected. You can go in front of a judge for a hearing so that a visitation order can be granted. This order should list the times and dates when you are supposed to have visitation with your children. If the other parent does not cooperate with this schedule, this is a court matter that your attorney can help you with.
Even if you already have a visitation schedule in place but if you are not happy with this visitation schedule, such as if you do not feel as if you are seeing your children often enough, you can always ask your lawyer to request a hearing for the modification of your visitation order. Then, your lawyer can advocate for you in court and can help you ensure that you see your children on a regular basis.
Child support is a tough subject for many people. If you are the non-custodial parent, you probably want to make sure that your children are properly cared for. However, you can also only afford to pay a certain amount before your child support will make it difficult or impossible for you to support yourself. Your attorney will help ensure that you are paying a reasonable amount of child support if you are a non-custodial parent. On the flip side, if you are a custodial parent, you have the right to receive child support to help you cover the cost of taking care of your children. If you are not currently receiving child support, you can work with an attorney who will assist you in taking the non-custodial parent to court so that you can arrange for child support to be paid.
As you can see, there are various issues that fathers have to be concerned about when it comes to matters with their children. Fortunately, there are NYC fathers’ rights lawyers who can help.
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