Helping Fathers Retain Their Rights To Their Children
Many men think they have fewer or lesser rights than women in child custody disputes. While that may have been true in the past, it is not the case in Pennsylvania today. At Rowe Law Offices, P.C., our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights as a father.
From our offices in Wyomissing and Lancaster, we represent married fathers who divorce as well as fathers who were never married.
Pennsylvania Law And Fathers’ Rights
Under Pennsylvania law, fathers and mothers have equal standing when it comes to issues such as child custody and visitation. Many men can obtain custody of their children or a favorable joint custody agreement.
If you are seeking custody of your children or more time with them under a joint custody agreement, it’s important to seek legal help as soon as possible in the separation or divorce process. Otherwise, you could end up making decisions that will damage your child custody case.
For example, if you move out of your home and agree to a temporary visitation arrangement that gives you only limited contact with your children, you could fall into a pattern that will be hard to undo later. The court will look at your current parenting arrangement when determining what your future role should be.
If you foresee the breakup of a married or unmarried relationship, talk to an attorney before you take any actions that you cannot easily undo.