Fathers’ Custody Rights

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Fathers often feel as though the court system favors the mother when determining issues such as physical custody.

Although some judges may still hold a bias in favor of the mother, the law recognizes that fathers do have the same rights as mothers once paternity has been established.

Fathers can work with a child custody lawyer to learn more about their legal rights. A family attorney can represent fathers in court and negotiate for custody orders that are in the best interests of the child.

Watch this video or read its transcript below to know why some fathers may need to consult a family lawyer even after court orders have been established.


Fathers often face uphill battles when it comes to obtaining joint custody rights with the mother of their child. While biases that favor giving custody to the mother have faded, fathers may still have to work harder to protect their legal rights in some cases. As far as the law is concerned, if paternity has been legally established, then a father has the same right as the mother to obtain custody of the child. Often the situation can be complicated for a father who is unaware of his full legal rights when the original custody and visitation orders were made and a modification may be needed. If emotions run high, as they often do in these kinds of cases, then fathers may need to seek legal assistance to help best protect their legal rights. Thankfully today, many fathers have successfully attained custody visitation and child support orders they deserve.

Fathers’ Rights Lawyers in Nevada

Smith Legal Group recognizes that most fathers want what’s best for their child. However, the mother may not agree so legal counsel is required. You can learn more fathers’ rights in child custody cases by contacting our Henderson, NV office at 702-410-5001 to request a free consultation.

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this blog post should be construed as legal advice. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in this blog post without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.