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FATHER’S RIGHTS

Father's Rights in Child Custody on Long Island NY Fathers have many rights in New York, including may they may not be aware of. Regrettably, this can lead to many men making mistakes that could jeopardize their chances of getting custody of their children or having a say in important decisions about their upbringing.

The articles linked to  below will discuss some of the most important rights that fathers have in New York, as well as some common mistakes that fathers make during their divorce. If you are a father who is going through a divorce, it is important to read the articles below so that you can protect your rights and avoid making costly mistakes.

Select a link below for answers to your questions about Father’s Rights in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

Father’s Rights

Fathers have many rights in New York, including the right to:

  • Be involved in their children’s lives
  • Have a say in important decisions about their children’s upbringing
  • Receive child support from their ex-partner
  • Visit their children

If you are a father who is going through a divorce or separation, it is important to know your rights. You should speak to an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney to get help understanding your rights and how to protect them. Contact Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. today at 631-923-1910.

Divorce Advice for Men Complex DivorceLitigatio Attorney Long Island Fathers Rights

Divorce can be a difficult time for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for men. Men often feel like they are not being heard or that their rights are not being respected.

If you are a man going through a divorce, here are some tips to help you:

  • Get legal advice from an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney who understands fathers’ rights.
  • Be prepared to fight for your rights.
  • Do not give up without a fight.

Gender Discrimination in Divorce

The law is clear in New York that there should be no gender bias either way (women over men or men over women) in divorce proceedings. However regrettably, gender discrimination can occur in divorce cases. This can happen when a judge makes decisions based on outdated stereotypes about men and women.

For example, a judge might assume that a mother is the better parent simply because she is a woman. Or, a judge might award more money to a woman in alimony simply because she is the primary caregiver for the children.

If you believe that you are being discriminated against in your divorce case, you should speak to an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney who can protect your rights against discriminatory practices. Call 631-923-1910 for a free case evaluation.

Unmarried Men Have Rights Too

Many people believe that unmarried fathers have no rights to their children. However, this is far from the truth. Unmarried fathers have many of the same rights as married fathers, including the right to:

  • Be involved in their children’s lives
  • Have a say in important decisions about their children’s upbringing
  • Receive child support from their ex-partner
  • Visit their children

If you are an unmarried father who is not involved in your child’s life, you should speak to an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney to learn more about your rights.

Paternity

Paternity is the legal determination of who is the father of a child. If you are not sure whether you are the father of a child, you can establish paternity through a paternity test.

Once paternity is established, you will have the same rights and responsibilities as any other father.

6 Ways to Protect Your Rights as a Father on Long Island

If you are a father on Long Island, there are a few things you can do to protect your rights:

  1. Get legal advice from an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney who understands fathers’ rights.
  2. Document everything. Keep a record of all interactions with your ex-partner, including phone calls, emails, and text messages.
  3. Be prepared to fight for your rights. Do not give up easily.
  4. Stay involved in your children’s lives. This is the best way to show the court that you are a good father.
  5. Be respectful of your ex-partner, even if you are not getting along.
  6. Be patient. The legal process can take time.

How to Avoid 7 Common Mistakes Men Make During Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, there are a few mistakes that you should avoid:

  1. Do not give up your rights without a fight.
  2. Do not agree to anything without consulting an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney.
  3. Do not badmouth your ex-partner to the children.
  4. Do not miss child support payments.
  5. Do not move away without the court’s permission.
  6. Do not get into a physical altercation with your ex-partner.
  7. Do not do anything that could jeopardize your chances of getting custody of your children.

If you are a father who is going through a divorce, it is important to know your rights and how to protect them. You should speak to an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney to get help understanding your rights and how to protect them. Contact Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. today at 631-923-1910 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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