Issues Regarding Fathers’ Rights Today
What are the issues regarding father’s rights today?
In modern society the traditional role of the father has changed dramatically not in terms of importance in the lives of children but in regard to the way Texas and more specifically Bexar County Courts view fathers as legitimate and oftentimes the significantly better parent in which to serve as the primary custodian of the children. This represents a sea of change from the traditional legal view of the mother as the proper primary parent. This new paradigm holds true even for fathers who were never married to the child’s mother or who may currently be unwed or in new relationships or marriages with a different set of children. Your legal rights are certain but unless you obtain proper advice and excellent representation you may be taken advantage of and may lose out on an opportunity to be able to establish the legal residence of the child or worse be denied extended access and visitation of the children. I will advocate for you and together we will assert your legal rights to the full extent Texas law provides. Sometimes the mother of the children will deny a father access to his children when child support becomes an issue, this behavior is wrong and is not supported by the law. You can enforce your court orders for access and visitation even if there is an ongoing dispute regarding child support. Repeated violations of the court order by the mother could lead to sanctions, contempt, attorneys’ fees and even potentially a change in custody. Child support is always a hotly contested issue between parents many times a mother and father are splitting possession of the children and the mother still demands she be paid child support – do not give in to those demands you may not be obligated to pay child support. According to the guidelines established under Texas law and in some cases, you may not have to pay any support at all, let me evaluate your case for free to see if your situation qualifies for either a reduction or elimination of your support obligation. Parentage can be challenged and sometimes even after you have carried on as the father for some period of time, if you believe you are not the father, you can contest parentage and demand proof before your legal and financial obligations attached. As a father and an attorney, I take pride in representing supporting and protecting the parental rights and visitation and access rights of fathers in San Antonio. I want your children to be part of your life.
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