Poughkeepsie Fathers' Rights Lawyers
Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests in Court
For decades, both state laws and judges favored mothers as the custodial parent. In many family law cases, mothers were even unfairly awarded custody while fathers were kept away from their parents, regardless of the exact situation. Fortunately, the laws have changed, but some judges do not always think fairly or progressively. Many New York courts still recognize that long-standing tradition and award custody to the mother.
At Steven H. Klein & Associates, our Poughkeepsie divorce lawyers strive to protect your rights and help you obtain or maintain your custodial or visitation rights.
The Importance of a Child's Relationship with Their Father
It should be no surprise that a father's relationship with their child is incredibly important to both their emotional and mental health. If a father is interested and able to be a part of their child's life, they should be allowed to. Fathers should not only be depended on as a means of financial support or as an occasional support system. Studies have shown that children whose fathers play an active role in their lives tend to have more successful futures.
A few of the benefits a father's involvement can have on a child's life include:
- Increased feelings of stability
- More well-rounded perspective of life
- Feelings of fulfillment from the relationship
- Improved quality of life
Hire an Experienced Poughkeepsie Family Law Attorney
Most fathers want to be a vital, dynamic, and highly-involved part of their children’s lives. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to convince a judge of your suitability to remain a primary part of your child’s life without the help of a Poughkeepsie fathers’ rights attorney.
With more than 60 years of collective experience, we have represented clients in all types of fathers' rights cases. Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce or were never married to the other parent of your child, we can help. We have the knowledge, skill, and tenacity that you need on your side to secure a successful outcome.
We would like to offer you a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. Call us now at (845) 203-2287 to make an appointment.