Santa Clarita Fathers' Rights Attorney
According to the Children's Bureau, the number of births of children to unmarried parents has led to an increase of attention on the presumed fathers of these children. For fathers of children, the term "presumed" can be hurtful and cause a lot of overlook. As a result, these fathers seek recognition of their rights, their role as a father, and importance of their presence when raising their children.
A strange trend has occurred, and is currently being reaffirmed by the California court system, where unmarried fathers seem to get fewer rights to their children than their unmarried female counterparts. Whether you have been unmarried for a while, are a father going through the divorce process, or are newly divorced, the attorneys at Cutter & Lax, Attorneys at Law seek to fight for your equity in the courts, especially when it comes to your children. You deserve equality and fair treatment, and the well-being of your children depends on that equality.
Divorce, Child Custody, and Child Support Representation for Fathers
Multiple studies suggest that children flourish when both parents are involved in a child's life. Don't let an imbalanced court ruling deny you your right to see your child. We can help provide aggressive representation for fathers who are in need of help and want their rights regarded in the following areas:
If you are a father in the middle of a divorce, legal separation, or annulment, you have the same amount of rights to your children as the mother does. We can help you handle your fathers' rights issues that may result from divorce, including child support or child custody, visitation, property division after a divorce or separation, and spousal support. We can help you take the necessary steps before your divorce process begins to help protect your best interests during the divorce hearing, and can help prepare you on things to expect during your hearing. Because courts often favor the mother, coming unprepared to your court hearing could put your rights as a father at risk. Contact us if you have questions that need to be answered.
We can help you develop a parenting plan. The purpose of a parenting plan is to create guidelines for both parents of a child to follow, and usually will outline various topics such as weekly routines and visitation schedules. If you meet with a Santa Clarita family law attorney at Cutter & Lax, we can help you create a parenting plan that is in your best interests as well as of your children. We aim to protect your rights as a father, so contact our firm to get started.
California family courts are child-focused, and our firm is no different. If you have decided to file for divorce, or are already in the divorce process, decisions about money must be made. We understand that you love your children and wish only the best for their well-being. We take into consideration that each family and each parent is unique, and will help you calculate a fair payment plan that takes into account your rights as well as your children's. We will review all proposed child support orders for compliance with California guidelines and make certain that all relevant income is properly considered.
We also offer our legal knowledge and representation for your rights as a father in many other family law areas, including paternity, modifications, and prenuptial agreements. We know that the legal process of divorce and separation can be tedious and emotionally exhausting. You can prepare yourself for the process by learning more about it. Contact a Santa Clarita family law lawyer if you have questions or want to speak to someone in confidence about your claim to fathers' rights. Contact our firm or fill out our free case evaluation.