When it comes to parental rights, fathers still too often face an uphill battle.
Our Red Bank child custody lawyers focus exclusively on family law and are dedicated to protecting the rights of fathers and their children at each stage of the process.
The good news is that courts have increasingly recognized the vital role of fathers in the lives of their children, and generally seek to include both parents to the greatest extent possible, provided it’s in the best interest of a child.
But there are many steps fathers can take to secure their rights, and some missteps that can make seeking shared parenting more difficult.
Seeking early consultation with a Monmouth child custody lawyer is always the best course of action. The court recognizes four types of custody in New Jersey:
Men have equal rights when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship with their children. Still, in too many cases it is mothers who are often given the benefit of the doubt when fathers don’t take steps to protect their rights at each stage of the process.
Things fathers can do to protect their rights:
Each of these issues can impact the standing of either spouse in a child-custody case. But, rightly or wrongly, the actions of fathers continue to be carefully scrutinized. The benefit of the doubt is best won in the eyes of the court by careful attention to the details.
Our Red Bank divorce lawyers focus exclusively on family law matters in Monmouth County and the surrounding areas, including Fair Haven, Little Silver, Middletown Township, Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls.
If you are dealing with divorce, custody or support issues, contact Dwyer, Bachman, Newman & Solop today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 732-863-2463.