Fathers' Rights in Long Island, NY
Protect Your Child’s Well-Being—Assert Your Rights as a Father
Many people assume that child custody and child support are automatically
gifted to the mother of any children. That is not the truth, however.
Fathers have the same protected parental rights as mothers do under New
York law. If you believe that your rights as a father are being compromised,
you should speak with a
Long Island family lawyer from our firm at your earliest convenience.
Call (631) 777-7200 to discuss your options in a
Our firm has advocated for fathers for more than two decades. In all, our
Long Island fathers’ rights lawyer has
more than 25 years of
divorce and family experience to back up your legal claim. We know what it takes to create and present
a strong case. At
Rubenfeld Law Firm, we can fight aggressively to make sure that you are given the full rights
and benefits you deserve, so that you can develop and maintain a relationship
with your child.
Long Island Divorce Attorney Protecting Your Rights as a Father in New York
Under New York law, child custody and visitation decisions cannot be based
on a parent’s gender. Instead, the decision must always be based
on what is in the child’s best interests. Fathers’ rights
can include the right to
child custody, the right to
child visitation, and the ability to make decisions as a parent. In more and more cases,
fathers are also receiving
child support payments after a divorce.
In child custody cases, a family or divorce court will consider factors such as:
- Who is the main caregiver
- The parent’ work schedules
- Each parent’s parenting abilities
- The preferences of the child (when older)
Whether you are seeking sole or joint custody, pursuing visitation rights,
divorce, or are involved in a
paternity or other family law case, you can depend on our fathers’ rights
lawyer. We are known for delivering the
tenacious representation that gets results. Don’t hesitate to see what personalized, powerhouse representation
can achieve for you.