Family Law & Your Rights

Whether you are a spouse, parent, child, grandparent or other family member, you have specific rights when it comes to family law matters. One of the most important roles that a family law attorney will play will be to protect these rights to the fullest extent. When your rights are protected, you will be able to experience all of the benefits these offer you.

Fathers' Rights
Fathers across the United States have certain legal rights and obligations when it comes to their children. They have the right to seek custody or visitation. They also may have the obligation to pay child support. Although times have changed significantly, in the past fathers often experienced unequal treatment when it came to divorce and custody. Read more about fathers' rights.

Grandparents' Rights
Grandparents' rights are generally an issue associated with guardianship, custody and visitation. After a divorce or in the event that parents are unable to care for their children, a grandparent may seek guardianship, custody or visitation in order to care for a grandchild or maintain a meaningful relationship with a grandchild. Read more about grandparents' rights.

Mothers' Rights
A mother should have the right to custody and visitation with her child, and she may also have an obligation to pay child support in the event of a divorce or separation. The rights of mothers should be carefully protected to preserve the important relationship that a mother and child share. Read more about mother's rights.

A Family Law Attorney Can Protect Your Rights

Every state has different laws when it comes to divorce, custody, visitation and the rights of spouses, parents, children, stepparents and grandparents. This is why it is essential to work with a lawyer who understands the laws in your area and is skilled in handling these particular cases. Your legal rights need to be actively protected if you are to reach a successful outcome to your case.

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