Westchester County Father's Rights
Are you a father going through the Westchester Family Courts? Are you in the process of having your Westchester County Family Lawyer or Westchester County Divorce Lawyer settling your Divorce or separation? If so, it is not uncommon to feel that you could be treated more fairly. By law, in the State of New York, a child’s father and his mother have equal rights when it comes to child custody. Nevertheless, if you speak to a Westchester County Fathers Rights Lawyer, you will hear that often it seems as if the courts presume the mom should be given custody, while the dad pays child support. In the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, we will give you free advice in an initial consult, sharing our experience with this apparent bias, and our knowledge of how to defend fathers rights.
You may not realize that while most states in the U.S. have a shared child custody requirement, New York does not. You should understand that in New York state, joint custody will be awarded only if both of the parents end up agreeing to it. And as you can imagine, in a divorce proceeding unfortunately parents often won’t both agree to set up Joint Custody. Due to this situation, and to the perceived tendency for Family Courts to favor a mother, be sure you work with a Westchester County Fathers Rights Lawyer. With the right representation on your side, your rights as a father can be preserved as you go through your a Child Custody case, Child Support matter, or Visitation case. We will work to safeguard your right to have an influence over how your child is raised, as well as your right to spend time with your child.
Most of us agree that most children have special relationships with their mother. Each Westchester County Fathers Rights Lawyer on our team also knows that children’s relationship with their father is equally vital to their wellbeing. Most people agree that it will be best for a child if both of the parents stay active and involved in their life. Therefore, we work tirelessly to defend fathers rights as well as mothers rights. Preserving these relationships, and your rights as a dad, are key parts of a divorce, of your separation agreement, and of any child custody arrangements or visitation arrangements. We understand that your case—whether involving custody, support, or visitation—has to be carefully handled. We work thoroughly and sensitively to help protect you and your family, especially the children.
Talk to a Westchester County Fathers Rights Lawyer from the offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. We can provide free advice—don’t hesitate to dial 800.696.9529. We’re happy to set up a meeting with you in any of the New York area offices we have, from Westchester to the suburbs of Long Island, whether Suffolk County or in Nassau County. Choose to meet with us in NYC, too, in any of our offices in the 5 boroughs: in Manhattan or in our Brooklyn office, in our office on Staten Island or in Queens and also in the Bronx. So call us to meet free with either a Westchester Family Lawyer or a Westchester Divorce Attorney in our office.