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Fathers’ Rights Attorney in Fresno

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If you are a father going through a divorce, you may have been handed the shorter straw without even realizing it. Due to social expectations and biases, fathers’ rights are often violated in a divorce. California State and federal laws dictate, however, that both parents have equal rights over the children until a court-appointed judge declares otherwise. At the Arnold Law Group, APC, we are committed to making sure that you understand your rights as a father in a divorce.

Why Choose Our Fathers’ Rights Lawyers?

There are many reasons to give our Fresno divorce lawyers a call, including:

  • 30+ years of combined legal experience
  • Thousands of satisfied clients
  • Personalized, attentive counsel and client-focused advocacy

Contact us today for a case review to learn the legal options available to you.

What Are My Rights as a Father?

Just as the mother has the right to be involved in her children’s lives, so does the father. Our divorce lawyers in Fresno understand that the equal opportunities given to the father cannot be denied, and must be protected. If your rights as a father have been violated, you may be denied any say in important decisions involving your child, including:

  • Visitation rights -You have the right to access your child according to the specified visitation schedule
  • Child support - If the mother of your child refuses to become employed, you have the right to request that the court make efforts to order her to find employment.
  • Child custody - You have the right to request custody of your child, which may be in the form of legal and/or physical custody.
  • Matters of relocation - If you or the mother is relocating, you have the right to a modified custody/visitation schedule, or the right to dispute relocation.
  • Educational and religious upbringing - If you have joint legal custody, you have the right to make mutual decisions regarding your child's education and religious choices.
  • Medical care - Fathers who have joint legal custody can be listed on a child's medical records and have the right to be informed about a child's health.
  • Claim paternity - Unmarried fathers have the right to verify paternity through paternity testing

No matter the other details of your divorce, you need to do all you can to ensure you play an active role in the lives of the children you adore. With our help, we can challenge the claims of your divorcing spouse and establish your rights as a father.

Protecting fathers across Madera County, Kings County, and Tulare County.


Get Knowledgeable Answers to Your Greatest Concerns

In order to further provide you with the legal assistance you require during your divorce, we have compiled a list of some frequently asked questions regarding fathers’ rights.

  • How can I win child custody rights? If you want to be the primary custodian of your children after the divorce, your priority will be proving that you not only care for them deeply but that you can also provide a stable home for them. Share personal, positive experiences with the court that exemplify your love for your children and how you intend to raise them.
  • Will I qualify for child support payments? Depending on your financial situation, winning child support can be tricky as a father. With the help an experienced divorce attorney, you can review your finances and build a solid argument as to why you need child support.
  • What happens if I am in the military? Being active in the military does not automatically disqualify you for custodial rights as a father. Use our help to create a strategy that meets your unique needs.
  • When can I expect my case to be resolved? There is no regulation that determines how long a divorce settlement can go on, but we always try our best to expedite the process for you and have it wrapped up as soon as possible.

Don’t let a divorce damage your children’s futures – take action now!

The professional Fresno divorce attorneys at the Arnold Law Group, APC have handled sensitive family matters of all sorts. With more than 30 years of combined experience practicing the law and fighting for our clients, you can place your trust into our total comprehension of divorce and child custody litigation matters

Start defending your rights today with a case evaluation.