Fathers' Rights

There is a myth that mothers have the upper hand in divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, and other cases. That is not true. The law provides a level playing field for both sides. If there is any bias at all, it is in favor of the child. The goal is to do what is in the best interest of the child, and more often than not, that means protecting the child's relationship with both mother and father.

While the law may be unbiased, the players involved may not be. That is why it is important that if you are a man, you have a skilled fathers' rights lawyer on your side at all times. You can find that lawyer at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates. Our lawyers serve fathers in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.

The Myth Versus The Reality

When it comes to getting shared custody and establishing a parenting plan, mothers and fathers start off on equal footing under the law. However, one of the major factors that will be looked at is each parent's relationship with the child. If the mother feeds the child, takes the child to school, goes to the child's sporting events and other extracurricular activities, and simply spends more time with the child than the father does, the mother may have an advantage. Fathers, it is important that you maximize your relationship with your child.

When you choose our attorneys to handle your case, we will review all of the details. We will help you explore your options for protecting your relationship with your child. We can represent husbands going through a divorce, as well as unmarried fathers. Contrary to popular belief, a father has equal rights to a child even if he was never married to the mother, as long as he was adjudicated the father.

Learn More About The Rights Of A Father

Are you a father worried that your relationship with your child is in jeopardy? Call 407-982-2714 or 888-337-5886, or send us an email.