On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Fathers’ Rights on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Many people believe that fathers do not get a fair shake in court. A common perception is that courts favor mothers over fathers. In the past, this was often true. Fathers were viewed as being the primary breadwinners, rather than the primary caretakers of the children. Consequently, fathers were not always provided with the child custody arrangements they wanted and deserved. Fortunately, family courts in Missouri and Illinois have come a long way in recognizing fathers’ rights. Today’s court system strongly favors having both parents involved in a child’s life.
It is important to remember that fathers have rights during every stage of your child’s life, from pregnancy to adulthood. For example, if the mother wants to put your child up for adoption, you, as the father, have the right to object. You also have rights concerning medical care and the health of your unborn child. After your child is born, you have other rights, including the right to petition for custody or parenting time with your child.
To ensure your rights as a father are protected, it is important that you find an experienced family law attorney. Whatever your questions or concerns, the Stange Law Firm can help. We know that trying to understand all of these rights can be both confusing and intimidating. As a result, we will make sure that you feel comfortable every step of the process.
Because our firm is dedicated to family law, our attorneys are knowledgeable about various family law matters, including issues that are specific to fathers. We have represented fathers in a variety of cases, such as divorces, child custody disputes, paternity cases, and contempt actions.
In addition, we know that a father has a very special bond with his child. Thus, we can provide you with advice about how to improve your chances in court. This type of advice comes from years of experience practicing exclusively in family law.
You do not have to fight for your rights alone. Our firm has built a reputation of working hard to achieve the best possible results for our clients. To learn more about how the Stange Law Firm can help, please visit our fathers’ rights page.