Queens Father's Rights
If you are a father in Queens or elsewhere in the NYC area, and if you’re going through a separation or a divorce, there are some key things you should understand. For example, any Queens Fathers Rights Lawyer, like each of them in our offices at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, understands that sometimes in Child Custody cases in Family Court, there may be a perceived bias—a bias in the favor of your child’s mother. If you believe you’ve felt this, talk to us today and speak to a Queens Divorce Lawyer or a Queens Family Lawyer for free advice on how we can protect your fathers rights.
The occasionally perceived favoring of a mother in Queens Family Court probably comes from the fact that mothers typically were—in the past, anyway—almost always the primary caregivers for a family’s children. However, today of course fathers are more and more engaged and involved with the upbringing of their children. So cases of Child Support and/or Child Custody should not be “cut and dry” cases.
In fact, today 43 U.S. states hold a requirement of shared child custody. New York State, however, does not. In New York, the Family Court awards joint custody only if and when both parents are in agreement that this is what they want. As you might suspect, in divorce proceedings this kind of agreement often is not reached. For this reason, and for reasons of possible perceived bias from Family Courts toward mothers, you should have a Queens Fathers Rights Lawyer on your side. Solid legal representation can protect your fathers rights as your Child Custody case or Child Support case moves toward a resolution. We work to help ensure you retain influence in the raising of your child, and help ensure that you continue to have time to spend with your child.
After all, a Queens Fathers Rights Lawyer understands that your child’s relationship to you, their father, will be as important to them as their relationship with their mother—even if the mother’s bond is special, as is often the case. We work to make sure that both of you have the right to be active and involved in the life of your child, so we work ceaselessly to defend fathers rights along with mothers rights (often we handle Grandparents rights too). We will sensitively negotiate these aspects of your divorce, your separation, and any child custody or visitation arrangements you need to resolve.
Take advantage of our extensive experience by talking to a Queens Fathers Rights Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. For a free initial consult, call 800.696.9529 and set a meeting with us in one of our New York area offices—in Queens, of course, but also in Manhattan or in Kings County (Brooklyn), Richmond County (Staten Island), or also in the Bronx. If you’re outside of NYC, come to our Westchester County office or come to us on Long Island, in either our office in Suffolk County or the office we have in Nassau County.