Jacksonville Fathers' Rights Attorney
Defending Your Rights as a Father
The rights of fathers throughout the country have become an increasingly important concern in recent years. Whereas family courts formerly favored mothers during proceedings concerning child custody,
child support, and
alimony almost by default in the past, the trend has shifted more recently towards balancing the rights of both parents. All the same, many divorces continue to leave the mother in a far better position—both financially and in respect of having access to the children—so it is in your best interests to hire an attorney who understands your concerns and will fight to defend your personal interests.
Whether you are a father who is facing divorce or if you are encountering problems in the wake of the end of your marriage, you have come to the right place. As experienced family law attorneys, the team at Ellerin Hutchinson is fully aware of the challenges fathers face in today's society and we make it our goal to protect and defend your right to be treated fairly within the family court system. Whether you need help resolving paternity issues or advice regarding
parental relocation or
modification of orders after divorce, the attorneys at our firm will be there to provide you with the answers and information you so greatly need during this time.
Our team has years of experience and a track record of success in defending the rights of fathers and husbands in family law matters. We are committed to understanding your individual needs and aggressively representing you so as to protect your rights. The firm is located in Jacksonville and provides help to fathers throughout Northeast Florida, including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Putnam and Alachua counties. Two of the most vital issues involved in fathers' rights cases are their children and their financial security, and we provide hard hitting representation to protect both of these areas.
A Father's Right to Visitation
Visitation is among the most common issues at stake in a father's rights case. At our firm, we recognize that even when a father is not granted primary custody, he still deserves to spend enough time with the children to build and maintain a strong and meaningful relationship. For this reason, when we take on a case, we remain deeply committed to ensuring that our client has comprehensive assistance. Studies have proven that children benefit from having constant contact with both parents and that the right visitation plan can help them to move through a divorce or other trying family law issue with a minimum of emotional scarring. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible for a consultation to learn more about your visitation rights and to allow us to begin working on your case.
Developments in State Law Governing Fathers' Rights
Many men feel that the cards are stacked against them in matters of family law, and it is easy to come to that conclusion. Historically, matters of child custody or spousal support have been more in favor of the woman. However, societal changes and recent amendments of Florida Statutes provide fathers with an equal say in issues of child support, child custody, education and other matters that affect their children's future. It is important to consult a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the laws and will be aggressive in defending your legal rights.
Why hire an attorney from our firm?
You can vastly improve your chances of a favorable outcome in your case by hiring an attorney who is prepared to fight aggressively for your rights, both in negotiations and inside the courtroom. Do not assume that your spouse will ever drop a legal action once it has been filed. Taking action immediately is a vital first step towards protecting your personal interests. Well-meaning—but unqualified—advice from family and friends may lead an unsuspecting father to take incorrect, insufficient action which will not serve him well in the long run. We offer experienced guidance from the father's point of view in family law matters, including the following:
Legal disputes among family members can be hard on all parties concerned, and are something that nobody wants to face. Emotions can run high because there is so much at stake. Whether you are a father or husband just now facing a divorce, or if you need to modify an existing court order to lighten your financial burden or to grant you more access to your children, contact us today for an initial consultation and to allow us to begin working on your case.