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Suffolk County Father's Rights

For fathers dealing with the Suffolk County Family Court System regarding issues of Family Law—particularly Child Custody, Divorce, and Child Support—there sometimes is the feeling that they aren't treated fairly. Any Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer or Suffolk County Family Attorney will advise you that In New York, by law a mother and a father both have equal rights to the child custody,/a>. However, each Suffolk County Fathers Rights Lawyer has discovered that many fathers can feel like the court seems to conclude that a mother should be granted custody—and that the father should have to pay the child support. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC are experienced with appearance of bias in favor of the child’s mother, and how we can defend fathers / dads rights. Our initial advice is available to you for free.

In the United States, most of the states have joint child custody requirements. New York State, however, is not one of those. As a matter of fact, in New York, shared custody is generally awarded only in cases where both parents are in agreement. Unfortunately, in most divorce proceedings, parents rarely agree to maintain Joint Custody. For this reason, and because some courts have the perceived tendency to favor mothers, you will need a Suffolk County Fathers Rights Lawyer in your corner if you, as a father find yourself in the middle of a Visitation case, a Child Support case, or a Child Custody case. You will need to preserve your rights as the father to influence just how your children are brought up, and you will need to safeguard your freedom to have time with them.

We have much experience protecting the rights of fathers / dads in Child Support cases, Custody Cases, and Visitation cases. We also understand your case absolutely must be handled very carefully so your family is fully protected—especially your children. There is no doubt that a child has a special relationship with mom, but the child's relationship with dad is equally as vital to the child’s state of well being. Preserving each of these relationships, and your rights as the father, are some essential aspects of your separation, your divorce, your visitation arrangement, or your child custody arrangement. Countless people would be in agreement that children are best served if both parents maintain an active role in his or her life, therefore this means defending the fathers rights as well as the mothers rights and even grandparents rights too .

To speak with a Suffolk County Fathers Rights Lawyer today, at the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, just dial 800.696.9529. Your initial consultation is free. You can call one of our many New York area locations, such as Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County, or the Bronx. And speak with a Suffolk County Family Lawyer for free.

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