Fathers' Rights

Certified Specialist - Family Law

Newport Beach Fathers' Rights Lawyer

Protect Your Right to Your Children

In California, the court is supposed to assume that both parents have equal rights and responsibilities to their children. However, many would argue that fathers' rights get ignored and the court favors the mother in many cases. Do not let this be the case in your situation, the role of the father should not be discounted.

Studies have shown that children perform better in school and in relationships if they have the involvement of both parents in their life. The love and nurturing of a father has been tied to better cognitive function and capabilities of children. There are significant benefits of having an involved father in a child's life and the court generally recognized this.

If your role is being seen as less important and you are not being treated fairly in your case, contact an Newport Beach family law attorney from our firm right away.

What are my rights as a father in California?

If you are going through a divorce, you need to be aware of your rights so that you are able to fight for what you need and want in your case. As a father, you have all of the following rights:

  1. The right to be involved in your children's lives, this includes interaction with them and time spent with them.
  2. The right to have an equal say in the decisions regarding your children, this includes decisions concerning where they live or the religion they practice.
  3. The right to participate in parenting your children.
  4. The right to view the medical and school records of your children.
  5. The right to decide where your children go for doctor and dentist visits.
  6. The right to participate in decisions regarding medical treatment.
  7. The right to parent your children without receiving interference from the other parent.
  8. The right to discipline your children.

Being a father comes with many rights regarding your children, but it also comes with several responsibilities. Fathers are responsible for providing for their children financially and also provide them with access to school and medical treatment if needed.

Does being married or not effect these rights in CA?

Many fathers mistake the fact that they are not married to the mother to mean that they do not have rights and responsibilities. This is not true, the rights and responsibilities are the same for unwed fathers. The only difference is that you will need to prove paternity before you can assume these rights. A married couple does not need to prove paternity, it is assumed that the child is the husband's.

Once paternity is proven, you can assume the full rights as a parent. This means that there cannot be bias in court. The Newport Beach family law attorneys represent fathers in their cases and make sure that they are treated fairly. We have teamed up with fathers when dealing with all of the following issues:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Visitation rights
  • Paternity rights
  • Single fathers' rights
  • Military fathers' rights

Looking for a Newport Beach lawyer for your family law case?

If you are going through a divorce or dealing with any type of family law matter, team up with an Newport Beach family lawyer from our firm. The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner offers a free case evaluation so you can ask questions and discuss your circumstances with our team at no cost to you! Call our firm today to team up with 20 years of experience in the family law and divorce field of law.

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