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Long Island Father's Rights

Fathers dealing with the Long Island Family Court System with regard to issues of Family Law—particularly Child Support, Divorce, and Child Custody—sometimes feel as if they are treated unfairly. Each Long Island Family Lawyer or Long Island Divorce Lawyer from our office has told many a client, in New York State, a mother and father, by law, both have equal opportunities to the custody of the child. However, every Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer has noticed that lots of fathers feel as if the court leans more in favor of the mother for child custody—and gives the father the responsibility of child support. We at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are knowledgeable in appearance of bias favoring the child’s mother, and in defense of fathers / dads rights. We offer initial advice to you for free.

In the USA, many states have equal child custody requirements. This does not apply to the State of New York. Actually, in New York State, joint custody, is usually only awarded in cases when both parents agree. Sadly, parents are rarely agreeable to maintain shared custody in divorce proceedings. Consequently, and due to courts having a perceived tendency to find in favor of mothers, you will have need of a Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer if you are a father in the middle of a visitation, child support or child custody case. You must preserve the opportunity to spend time with your children and your privilege to be an influence in their raising.

We are highly experienced in defending the rights of fathers / dads in cases of child support, custody, or visitation. We are aware of the care that must be taken to protect your family, particularly the children, in these cases. There is no questioning the special bond that exists between a mother and a child, but the relationship with the father plays an equally important role in the well being of children. Guarding these relationships, and the fathers rights, are necessary aspects of separations, divorces, visitation arrangements, or child custody arrangements. Few would object that it is in a child's best interest for both parents to maintain an active role in the life of that child, which is where we step in. To defend the rights of fathers as equal to the rights of mothers. We even defend Grandparents rights.

To contact a Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer today, just dial 800.696.9529, at the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. The initial consultation will be free. There are many New York area locations to serve you, in addition to the Nassau County and Suffolk County such as Manhattan, Westchester County, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.

Client Reviews
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My ex-husband hadn't paid child support or the mortgage on the house as he was supposed to. Stephen Bilkis and his team of lawyers were amazing. They stopped the foreclosure on the house, Got a judgment against him and most importantly kept me and my children in the house. Can't say enough good things about him in the firm their compassion hard work and dedication were exceptional. I.G.
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From the very first phone call to Stephen Bilkis' office, the staff was extremely polite and helpful in assisting me. Mr. Bilkis was honest and upfront with me from the beginning in what he projected the outcome of my case would be; in the end we got better results than either of us anticipated. He was very genuine and compassionate in understanding my situation and how this legal matter could effect not only myself but my family as well. I highly recommend this law firm and will most definitely continue using them for any future legal needs. Jarrett
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Stephen has handled numerous estate matters, criminal matters and family court matters effectively and with a goal-oriented approach. He gets great results and is a results-oriented attorney. Dustin