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 phone 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
In Pennsylvania child custody and visitation matters, both fathers and mothers are treated equally. There is no presumption that the mother will have more access to the children than the father. Men may obtain full custody of their children or may obtain a joint custody agreement that keeps the best interests of the child(ren) involved in mind.
Whether you are seeking custody or joint custody of your children, it is advisable to seek guidance from a family attorney as soon as possible in the divorce or separation process. This is not a matter to delay taking action on. These decisions can affect your children and potentially 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.