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Manhattan Father's Rights

For fathers who are dealing with the Manhattan Family Court System or Manhattan Supreme Court Matrimonial part regarding issues of Family Law—need a Manhattan Family Lawyer or a Manhattan Divorce Lawyer who handles Divorce, Child Support, and Child Custody—because sometimes there is a feeling that they are not being treated fairly. In the State of New York, by law a father and a mother both have equal rights to child custody. However, each Manhattan Fathers Rights Lawyer has observed that many fathers can feel that the court seems to presume that a mother should have custody—and the father should pay the child support. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we have experience with the appearance of bias in the favor of a child’s mother, and with how we can work to defend a fathers / dads rights. And we are ready to offer you free initial advice.

In the U.S., most states have shared child custody requirements. However, New York State isn’t one of those states. In fact, in the state of New York, joint custody, generally, is awarded only when both parents agree to it. Unfortunately, in divorce proceedings parents frequently will not both agree to maintain Joint Custody. Because of this, and because there is sometimes a perceived tendency in the courts to favor mothers, you need a Manhattan Fathers Rights Lawyer on your side if you are a father in the midst of a Child Custody case, a Child Support case, or a Visitation case. You need to preserve your rights to influence how your children are raised, and you need to safeguard your opportunity to spend time with them.

We have experience protecting fathers / dads rights in Custody Cases, Child Support cases, and Visitation cases. We understand that your case must be handled carefully so that your family is protected—especially your children. A child no doubt has a special relationship with his or her mother, but the relationship with his or her father is just as vital to that child’s well being. Preserving all of these relationships, and preserving your rights as a father, are essential aspects of your divorce, your separation, your child custody arrangement, or your visitation arrangement. Most people would agree that a child is best served if both parents remain actively involved in his or her life, and this means working to defend fathers rights as well as moms rights (sometimes grandparents rights as well.

Speak with a Manhattan Fathers Rights Lawyer today, in the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We will give you free initial advice—just dial 800.696.9529 to talk with one of our New York area offices, from the suburbs of Westchester County to Long Island in Suffolk County and additionally in Nassau County. Of course you can meet in our Manhattan office, our Brooklyn office, or also our Staten Island office. Come to us in Queens or up in the Bronx, too.

Client Reviews
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.
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
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