Custody, Visitation and Child Support for Men
Your Children Need Their Father, too. Let Us Fight for You!
Child custody issues are often painful for men. Gender bias in California family courts can strip fathers of their parenting time, while child support obligations turn them into financial donors. Watching fathers continually have to fight for fair visitation rights can be heart-wrenching.
At Southern California Dad’s Law, we provide aggressive representation for fathers who are fighting for time with their children. We believe that children’s interests are best served when they have an opportunity to share the love and time spent with their dads. We work hard in mediation sessions to negotiate a fair visitation schedule that meets everyone’s needs, not just what the mother perceives to be fair.
Protecting Fathers’ Rights is in the Best Interest of the Children
Generally, there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody involves responsibility for major decisions that affect the children’s lives, such as academics and schooling, religious upbringing and medical care. Physical custody determines where the children live and what visitation rights may be awarded. Some common terms such as “primary,” “secondary,” “fifty-fifty,” or “equal” custody terms may also be used to describe child custody agreements. In addition, your custody arrangement will also have financial ramifications that will affect child support obligations.
Don’t try to handle a father’s visitation or child support case on your own
The biggest mistake fathers often make is to try to start their child custody or child support case themselves. The right lawyer will make sure that you are getting things handled correctly from the beginning.
Contact our offices to talk to one of our attorneys about your pending child custody needs. We focus our practice on cases involving California Family Law matters such as:
- Sole custody, joint legal custody
- Termination of parental rights
- Divorce and dissolution
- Visitation rights
- Child support arrears defense
- Post divorce modifications, changes in parenting plans
Fathers’ Rights Include Paying the Right Amount of Child Support
For men facing a gender bias in family court, child support obligations are often the issue that causes the most worry. The truth is that gearing up for a battle over child support is an unnecessary drain of your emotional resources. Under California law, child support obligations are nearly always calculated under a state-mandated child support schedule that accounts for a wide range of factors. The child support calculator factors in the needs and interests of the children, not the custodial mother.
Integrity in Our Firm is Paramount
We offer fair, effective and aggressive representation focused on protecting fathers’ rights in matters relating to custody, visitation rights and child support. If you are concerned about your children’s well-being because of a custody dispute, we invite you to contact us immediately to talk to an experienced Family Law attorney.