Fighting for the Rights of Fathers in Texas
It is not uncommon for fathers to feel unfairly dealt with in a child custody settlement during a divorce or paternity case. Mothers sometime will refuse to let the father see or communicate with their child, even when the father is paying his share of the child support. If you have a child, you have certain rights as defined by the state of Texas, and our Killeen father's right's attorneys can fight for your right to be involved in your child’s life.
Our firm works to provide clients with supportive care and representation when experiencing an emotional trial such as child custody. Brett H. Pritchard has been serving clients in Killeen for over 20 years and has helped thousands in this time by offering them personalized strategies to achieve their goals. We will fight to uphold your rights and ensure you are treated fairly by the court and deal with you honestly all throughout the process.
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If you are presumed to be the father of a child, legally determined to be the father, or a man who has been judged to be the father by a court, you have certain rights when it comes to your child. Our fathers' rights attorneys can fight for these rights in court so you can have the role in your child’s life that you desire.
Fathers have the following rights and duties when it comes to their children:
- Physical possession and directing the moral and religious training of their child
- The duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child
- The duty to support the child with such things as clothing, food, shelter, and health care
- The right to represent the child in legal action
- The right to inherit from and through the child
- The right to consent to the child’s marriage and enlistment in the armed forces
- The right to make decisions regarding the child’s education
Normally both parents have equal right to these until a court creates or modifies the statutory rights of a parent.
Occasionally, a situation may arise in which there is dispute about who may be the father of a child. Texas law assumes that whomever is married to the mother when the child is born is the father, but this is not always the case. If you are unwed, the child does not have a legal father, which can affect the rights of the child. Establishing paternity is important for purposes of parenting decisions, involvement in the child's life, and obtaining financial support for the child.
We can Ensure You are Treated Fairly
One parent who tries to encroach on your parental rights by what is known as parental alienation can be contested in court. Alienation employs more subtle attempts to deny access to the child by deliberately straining the child’s relationship with the other parent in some way.
Our dedicated Killeen fathers' rights lawyers know family law, and know how to bring such actions to light in order to restore your rights to your child.
Call our firm today and set up your free consultation where we can go over your legal options.
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