Fathers’ Rights

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Fathers' Rights in Texas

Dedicated Advocacy from a Galveston County Divorce Lawyer

In a divorce, both parents have equal rights in regards to child custody. Until a parent gives up their rights or is denied custody by the court, this does not change. While this may seem obvious, many fathers do not know that they have just as many rights as the mother in divorce. This unfortunate assumption often leads many fathers to unnecessarily sacrifice their rights.

If you are going through a divorce, you do not have to lose your rights as a father, simply because of social misconceptions or spousal bullying. My team of Galveston County divorce attorneys at the Karenko Law Firm, P.A. has dedicated 30 years to the service of families in need of family law services.

With my compassionate counsel and knowledge of family law, you can rest assured that your best interests will be at the forefront of what I do and that your rights as a father will not be ignored.

What are my rights as a father?

It is important to understand that you do not lose rights as a father unless a court ruling has been established reflecting this truth. Until that day, your former spouse cannot stop you from interacting with your children in any way.

Common ways that your rights may be violated include:

  • Separation: If your spouse has removed your children from contact before custody has been granted, your rights as a father have been abused.
  • Lack of emergency notifications: As the father, you maintain the right to be notified whenever one of your children becomes seriously injured or ill.
  • Denial of contact: If you have tried to contact your children in any way but are being denied, then your rights have been ignored.

Helping You Keep Your Children Close

I, Attorney Karenko, have extensive experience advocating for fathers' rights and understand that a court will consider numerous factors – work schedule, criminal record, and direct relationship to the children– when it comes to establishing a final custody arrangement. My firm can help you prepare a case that supports your wishes and presents you in the best possible light.

Don't leave the court's decision up to the false stories your spouse may be spinning. Contact my firm today to speak personally with a Galveston County divorce lawyer!

Tried & True Legal Counsel You Can Trust

  • Unparalleled Experience

    I have been serving clients for over 30 years and have extensive experience in the litigation of family law, divorce and custody matters.

  • Consultations Available

    A 1-hour phone or video consultation is available upon request. All consultations are $100 and that fee will be credited towards client retainers upon hiring me. 

  • From Start to Finish

    Every client that retains me gets me. I handle every case from start to finish and never hand my clients over to an assistant.

  • Treats Clients Like Family

    At Karenko Law Firm, I  treat every client as an extension of my family. I understand that they are going through a rough time and it is important for me to provide a calm, safe and welcoming environment.

  • Licensed in 3 States

    I currently hold active licenses in the following 3 states, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.

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  • “Her advice and encouragement have gotten me through this-the WORST CHAPTER in my life. Juliann is a family law genius and I am so lucky to have had her on my side! She cares deeply about her clients and works hard for a positive outcome.”

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  • “MY FIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!!! She was amazing! I highly recommend her! She spoke to me like a friend, explaining every question I had in detail. I always felt confident every time I walked into the court room with her & never had a doubt that we would no”

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