Although most states have adopted the principle that mothers and fathers should have equal rights and responsibilities when it comes to their children, some fathers may still find that their rights are in jeopardy during a divorce or child custody matter. Many fathers who go through a divorce can feel that the court and the legal system are stacked against them.
A Charlotte father's rights lawyer from Collins Family Law Group can help protect your father's rights to the fullest extent in North Carolina!
It is a great privilege to care for a child. It is also important to make certain that the person who has the rights to raise a child is well equipped for the position. For this reason alone, United States Social Services and the family court system are entrusted to make sure that parents are capable.
When a child is born, the parental rights automatically go to the birth parents. The parental rights are only taken away if a parent waives his or her rights through the process of adoption or if the court declares a parent to be unfit for the job. The courts are under the presumption that children develop best under the protection of both parents. As a father, you have the right to equal treatment under the law!
In the event of a divorce, if you and a former spouse cannot come to an agreement through mediation, it can be up to the court's discretion to place certain guidelines on the new rights of the parents. Although you can be given visitation rights, the courts may exercise wide discretion resulting in limited time with your children. We can work hard to protect your rights as a father during a divorce or separation!
As a father, you have many rights in regards to your child. Our father's rights attorneys can work hard to help represent you and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your particular case.
A father has rights to a child in regards to the following:
Your father's rights also include financial obligations that you must expend to provide care for your child, which could include paying child support following a divorce.
Searching for a lawyer for fathers' rights in Charlotte, NC? Many people are under the misconception that mothers will always have primary or physical custody over a child after a divorce. At Collins Family Law Group, we have proudly represented both fathers and mothers throughout Charlotte.
Contact our firm today to discuss your legal matters with our attentive legal team!