Rancho Cucamonga Father’s Rights Attorney
Protecting Your Rights as A Parent
In the past, when deciding upon custody arrangements in a divorce case, the family courts usually thought that children would receive the best care and attention with their mothers. Even though this is now known to be false, there is still some bias against fathers during custody battles. Without the right legal representation, you could end up with a custody agreement that you find unsatisfactory and not in the best interests of your children. As the Rancho Cucamonga family lawyer at the Law Office of Gary S. Austin, I fight for the rights of fathers who deserve to have time with their children. I can represent you in mediation proceedings and in family court so that your rights are protected.
Get in touch with my firm at (951) 363-2525 for a free, confidential consultation on your case.
Giving You Equal Footing in A Custody Battle
Father’s rights to custody of their children have been neglected for a long time. It has now become the trend to entertain those rights in court, giving fathers equal—sometimes more—time to raise their young ones.
In fact, fathers have the same rights as any other parent, which include:
- Making decisions regarding the children’s religion, education, and health
- Petitioning for changes to the custody agreement in the event of a change
- Ability to raise the children while adhering to custody agreements
This is the general practice. However, unofficially the burden of proof of lies with the father. The father’s credibility is almost always on the line and it is up to him and his legal counsel to prove that the court should take the children away from their mother and place them with him for at least 50 percent of the time, should the court find him fit for parenting.
The exception to this may be in the event that the father works full-time while the mother works only part-time or not at all. It may be in everyone’s best interests, then, if the mother retains custody of the children while the father continues with visitation. Representation by a family law attorney in Rancho Cucamonga will protect your rights and the best interests of your children and ensure that your voice is heard during the proceedings.
Gary Austin Stands By You From Start to Finish
If you are in the middle of a custody battle and you feel as though your rights as a father have been violated, call me, your Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney. I have the experience you need to get the best outcome possible for your case and I am ready to hear your side of the story.
Contact the Law Office of Gary S. Austin at (951) 363-2525 for more information on how I can best advocate your parental rights.