As you may know, retaining custody of your child as a father is not always easy, which is why if you are concerned about your child’s future in the wake of a divorce, you should strongly consider reaching out to an experienced Nassau County fathers’ rights lawyer today. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC to learn more about fathers’ rights here in New York State and how our experienced legal team can help you preserve them.
Nassau County Fathers’ Rights Lawyer | Here for Fathers & Their Children
Unfortunately, fathers are historically at a disadvantage when it comes to determining child custody agreements. That being said, courts are supposed to be gender-blind when deciding on child custody, and, in today’s day and age, they are, at least more so than in the past. However, there is still an unspoken bias against fathers. We understand just how important the bond between a father and his child is, which is why we are here to help preserve and enforce those bonds so children can continue to have stable and lasting relationships with both parents. You can rely on an aggressive Nassau County family law attorney here at our firm to fight for you, every step of the way.
Physical Custody Vs. Legal Custody in New York State
The first thing fathers should understand is that there is a difference between physical and legal custody. Physical custody deals with where the child will primarily live, while legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make certain decisions on behalf of a child. Of course, physical custody is important, however, when it comes to preserving your rights as a child’s father, it is incredibly important that you retain legal custody of your child, at the very least.
Retaining legal custody will allow you to have a say in where your child goes to school, the type of religion your child practices, the medical treatment your child may receive, and more. Our job is to demonstrate to the courts that as the child’s father, you have a right to continue to be a part of his or her life and to be a role model to help ensure his or her future success.
Contact a Nassau County Fathers’ Rights Lawyer
The bottom line is that if you are a father and believe your parental rights are in jeopardy, the most important thing you can do is reach out to an experienced Nassau County fathers’ rights lawyer from Barrows Levy PLLC. We are here to fight for you and your child’s best interests, every step of the way. Contact us today so we can get started.