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New York Father's Rights

Every New York Family Lawyer and New York Divorce Lawyer may have a case in which a Father in New York, occasionally experiences frustration when going through the New York Family Court system as they go through a divorce or separation. Why is this? Your New York Fathers Rights Lawyer recognizes that in a Child Custody case, occasionally there is the sense that a father is not treated as fairly as the mother. At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, any New York Fathers Rights Lawyer on our team is familiar with this sense of bias, and can give you free advice on how we work hard protecting your fathers rights, and all fathers rights.

The possibly perception that a mother is favored in a Child Custody proceeding may well arise from the historical fact that often mothers have been—at least in the past—the main primary childcare provider in a family’s children. Of course today, with many families where both parents work, fathers are increasingly active in caring for their children. In fact, 43 states in the United States maintain the requirement of shared custody of children. You should be aware, though, that New York state is not one of them. New York Family Courts grant joint custody if both parents agree to it—and only then. Of course, it’s no surprise that parents often don’t get to such an agreement during their divorce proceeding; rather, the issue can be contentious. To help negotiate this and preserve your rights as a father, you need a New York Fathers Rights Lawyer working at your side. With experience in Family Law cases from Visitation to Abuse and Neglect, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, and more, we will help ensure that you get to continue influencing how your children are raised, and help make sure you can continue spending the time you want with them.

A New York Fathers Rights Lawyer in our office will understand the relationship between you, a father, and your child is special—just as that child’s relationship to his/her mother is. Most people can agree that both of you, as parents, deserve the right to stay active in the life and upbringing of your child. That is why we work to defend your fathers rights, with respect for mothers rights, too. We sensitively negotiate all aspects of a divorce, child support, separation, and child custody or visitation issues needing to be resolve, so that your family and your child is protected throughout any of these legal proceedings.

Contact a New York Fathers Rights Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC today—we’ll give you free initial consultation when you call us at 800.696.9529. Arrange to meet with us with one of our New York Familly Attorneys or New York Divorce Attorneys in any of our NY-area locations—in our location in Queens, and also in our Manhattan office or our Brooklyn office. If you’re in the Bronx or even on Staten Island, you can come to our offices there. And if you are outside of New York City, meet us in our Westchester County location or our Long Island locations, where we have an office in Suffolk County and also in Nassau County.

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