A Texas Attorney Fighting For The Rights Of Fathers
As a father of four and a stepparent, I understand the importance of spending time with your children and building a relationship with them. I am compassionate about what you are going through, and I want you to know that you are not alone. I frequently assist fathers with matters related to paternity, child custody, visitation, adoption and child support. I can help to amend original orders and fight for more custody time or child support if needed. As your attorney, your rights will come first, and I want you to know that I am advocating for you as much and as often as possible.
Fathers And Child Custody
Mothers and fathers have the same opportunities to obtain custody. The court does not look at the gender of a parent to make custody decisions. In family courts, decisions are made based on what is in the best interests of the child. However, you and the child’s other parent may not necessarily agree on what those best interests are. If you can not reach an agreement, I can represent you in mediation sessions as well as a court proceeding, if needed.
When evaluating what is in the best interests of a child, the following factors will be considered:
- Parents’ income
- Living accommodations
- Ability to provide shelter, food and safety
- The child’s preference
- Domestic violence and child neglect
- Physical and mental health of the parents
- Parents’ work schedules
- Chemical dependency or alcohol abuse
- Current primary caregiver
There are various considerations taken by the court when making these determinations. The most important thing to understand is that one parent does not have an advantage over the other in custody decisions simply based on their gender.
Contact McNeill Law Firm For Straightforward And Cost-Effective Advice
I offer a personal approach to every case. I make it a point to know my clients’ names and recall the facts of their case without having to pull a file. I want you to feel comfortable being open and honest with me and at home. To meet me in person and discuss your rights as a father, please call my Weatherford office at 817-381-9333 or fill out my contact form for a consultation request. For your convenience, I also work with clients to make financial arrangements so that they can afford the representation they need.