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Queens Law Firm Protects Fathers’ Rights in New York

Attorneys help fathers maintain bonds with their children

As a matter of law, fathers have the same custody and visitation rights as mothers in New York State. In practice, however, many fathers feel that the deck is stacked against them. The courts, they believe, put a greater value on a mother’s contributions to a child’s upbringing. The family law attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you pursue your parental rights and maintain your bond with your child after your divorce.

We are dedicated to protecting fathers’ rights

There are ways to successfully assert fathers’ rights in New York. Consider the following:

  • Grants of full custody — There’s a widely held misconception that fathers cannot achieve full custody in New York State over the objections of the child’s mother. If the court is convinced that granting full custody to the father is in the child’s best interests, the court will order it. We have helped countless fathers gain full custody.
  • Shared custody arrangements — As a father, you can seek a shared custody arrangement that allows you to spend substantial time with your children. Our attorneys help you design a workable shared custody agreement.
  • Visitation rights — The court will take an older child’s wishes into consideration when determining a visitation schedule for the noncustodial parent.
  • Child support modifications — Child support arrangements in New York State are not set in stone. If circumstances change after divorce, as they often do, our attorneys petition the court for a change in your child support order.
  • Child custody modifications — If your ex-spouse is negligent in her parental duties or poses a danger to your child, our attorneys persuade the court to modify the custody order.

What rights does a father have in New York?

A father’s rights are equal to those of the mother in the case of divorce. If the parents of the child were never legally married, then the father has no custody or visitation rights unless he legally established paternity  in family court.

Consult our divorce attorneys about fathers’ rights in New York State

If you are concerned about maintaining your relationship with your children after divorce, the attorneys at Sager Gellerman Eisner Attorneys at Law help you chart a path to a workable solution. We are particularly sensitive to the issues surrounding custody and visitation disputes involving professionals and high-net-worth individuals. You can reach us through our online contact form or call us at 347.625.1038 for a consultation. From our offices in Queens and Forest Hills, we serve clients in Nassau and Queens Counties and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.