For many years, most divorces followed a very traditional pattern. The father was committed to pay alimony and child support, the mother had physical custody of the children and visitation rights were granted to the father. It followed along conventional thinking that fathers worked and mothers raised children. No longer is this the case in our society as the workforce has expanded to a more level playing field. Although jobs do still tend to favor men in terms of income this has become less and less a factor over time.
The courts have moved toward an unbiased view of establishing the rights of a father in the custody or visitation rights granted towards his child. However, these are not necessarily or automatically granted and like anything of value they need to be fought for. Establishing your rights as a father can require the legal representation of a Fort Myers divorce lawyer.
Working with a team such as Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, that has the familiarity and caring that comes with years of experience can make a significant difference in obtaining the outcome you envision. If you are ready to fight for your rights as a father, contact our Fort Myers divorce lawyer at your earliest convenience.
Arguably the most common issues that fathers come to us for assistance are those of:
Questions regarding child support and financial arrangements are also quite common and can be quite difficult to resolve without the backing of a skilled Fort Myers family law attorney.
Paternity can be a key to establishing your rights as a father. While this does not often come into question in divorce circumstances it is very common to have to fight this battle in relationships outside of marriage. Without an establishment and recognition of your status as the child's father you will have few if any rights to parenting. There are legal steps and procedures to be taken and once this has been done, the foundation exists for creating your parenting rights.
Relocation is a trying issue and can severely test the custody and visitation agreements. The difficult choice between career and having the income to support the child's needs or remaining geographically close is unfortunately all too common. In a tough economy one does not always have the luxury to turn down a more distant job. Yet existing child custody and visitation agreements can create real problems in maintaining your role as a father. Modifying these custody orders requires legal steps to be taken.
Whether you need to establish your paternity or modify the custody order you do have rights that we will fight for. Take the first step and contact a Fort Myers father's rights attorney today.