Gone are the days when women were by default awarded full custody of their children after a divorce. Social and familial mores have changed, and the courts are attempting to keep up with these changes by granting parents shared parental responsibility (joint legal decision making) and time-sharing arrangements in which each parent has significant, even primary, time with their children. However, these are complex matters that require the assistance of experienced, seasoned family law attorneys who understand how to fight for fathers in paternity and custody disputes.
As the founder of the O’Mara Law Group, nationally recognized and award-winning Florida fathers rights lawyer Mark O’Mara has more than 35 years of experience standing up for dads in paternity, child custody and other related legal issues. His firm has an outstanding team of Orlando lawyers who are dedicated to helping men protect their parental rights.
A father’s rights lawyer can help a man establish his paternity, seek child custody and visitation arrangements, and work to obtain an equitable parenting plan that ensures the father maintains an active role in his kids’ lives. They can also assist with determining the level of child support that may be owed and other considerations such as health insurance coverage, extracurricular activities and childcare costs.
If a father’s mother is not willing to sign a voluntary paternity acknowledgment, it will be necessary to petition the court for determination of parentage in order to secure his rights. The Tampa paternity attorney at The Dane Law Firm can help clients determine parentage through genetic testing, and provide counsel for matters involving paternity, parental rights, child custody, time sharing, support, and other issues in family court.
In cases of divorce, a father’s rights lawyer can represent the client in negotiations with the mother to establish a custody and visitation arrangement that is in his best interests. The lawyer can also prepare and file all necessary court documents and take the case to trial if need be.
If you are facing a paternity or custody dispute, contact a qualified Orlando fathers rights attorney at The Dane Law Firm today. Our lawyers can answer all of your questions and assist you in obtaining an outcome that meets your needs and the best interests of your children. To schedule a consultation, call us at 813-435-4285. We serve clients throughout the state of Florida. We speak both English and Spanish for your convenience. You can also fill out our online form and a representative will contact you promptly. We look forward to hearing from you! We offer free initial consultations. We also have weekend and evening appointments available for your convenience. We accept all major credit cards. We also offer financing options. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown St. Petersburg, and we offer free parking on-site. Our firm represents clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Clearwater, Bradenton, and Pinellas Park. We can handle cases involving any family law issue, such as divorce or adoption, as well as domestic violence and paternity issues.