What Legal Hurdles do Fathers face in Court?
Becoming a parent is an extraordinary responsibility and privilege, no matter the circumstances surrounding your marriage (or lack thereof). Married fathers have the opportunity to play a major role in their children’s lives, and divorced and unwed fathers deserve those same opportunities. Child custody cases tend to end up in court where the judge will determine what situation is in the best interest of the children involved. Whether you are a divorced or unwed father, you deserve the chance to remain in their lives, which may mean taking on custody or visitation rights. A key step in this process for unwed fathers is establishing paternity, something that an experienced family law attorney can help you with, as well as the next steps in your legal battle.
While judges have historically favored mothers in child custody cases, fathers still have certain rights that they deserve every chance to fight for. At Grossman Law Offices, we understand just how important it is to remain part of your children’s lives and are committed to working with you to ensure that you are put in the best position possible in order to secure the best outcome possible. Contact us today to learn more about what our Columbus family law attorneys can do for you.
Securing Parenting and Visitation Rights in Court
Whether you are currently going through a divorce, or if you are working to secure your rights as an unwed father, you will need to negotiate a parenting agreement with the mother of your children. Furthermore, unmarried fathers in Ohio have more legal barriers to overcome before they officially have the right to see their children. Even after establishing paternity, these men need to secure a court order to ensure that their visitation or custody agreements are upheld and can be enforced. Before that point, mothers cannot be held in contempt of court for preventing their children’s father from seeing their children.
While divorced fathers are in a better starting position than unwed fathers, they still need to convince the court that remaining a major role in their children’s lives is in the children’s best interest. Whether you are fighting to secure primary or partial custody, or if you’re fighting to secure visitation time, an experienced family law attorney can help you put together a plan of action that will help you secure the most beneficial outcome possible.
Give our firm a call at (614) 344-4311 to speak with an experienced Columbus family law attorney today.
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Children are the most important part of any parent’s life, and ensuring that you get to remain part of their lives can be more complicated than it needs to be once courts come into play. At Grossman Law Offices, our team of experienced Columbus family law lawyers have spent decades representing fathers fighting to secure the time with their children they deserve. If you are looking to hire knowledgeable legal representation to help you throughout your case, give us a call at (614) 344-4311 to discuss your options, or send us your information through our online form to set up a consultation with a member of our firm today.