Fathers’ Rights In Texas
Dedicated Advocacy From A Galveston County Divorce Lawyer
In a divorce, both parents have equal rights in regard 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 PLLC 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!