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Top Sacramento, CA Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

2315 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Suite 219, Sacramento, CA 95815

Father's Rights Lawyers | Davis Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

260 Russell Boulevard, Suite A, Davis, CA 95616

Father's Rights Lawyers | Rancho Cordova Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

2880 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 140, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

1215 K Street, 17th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

1415 L Street, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

7801 Folsom Blvd, Suite 108, Sacramento, CA 95826

Father's Rights Lawyers | Davis Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

508 2nd street, Suite 212, Davis, CA 95616

Father's Rights Lawyers | Citrus Heights Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

8035 Madison Ave, Suite E-1, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Father's Rights Lawyers | Roseville Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

8150 Sierra College Blvd, Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95661

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

4740 Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95819

Father's Rights Lawyers | El Dorado Hills Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

5170 Golden Foothill Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

7801 Folsom Blvd., Suite 315, Sacramento, CA 95826

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

1010 Hurley Way, Suite 490, Sacramento, CA 95825

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

700 University Ave, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95825

Father's Rights Lawyers | Rancho Cordova Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

11335 Gold Express Dr., Suite 145, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Father's Rights Lawyers | Folsom Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

604 Sutter St, Suite 280, Folsom, CA 95630

Father's Rights Lawyers | Folsom Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

740 Oak Avenue Pkwy, Ste 100, Folsom, CA 95630

Father's Rights Lawyers | Folsom Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

6611 Folsom Auburn Road, Suite H, Folsom, CA 95630

Father's Rights Lawyers | Sacramento Office

1830 15th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811

Father's Rights Lawyers | Roseville Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

925 Highland Pointe, Suite 120, Roseville, CA 95678

Father's Rights Lawyers | Roseville Office | Serving Sacramento, CA

2260 Lava Ridge Ct.,, Suite 101, Roseville, CA 95661

Sacramento Father's Rights Information

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What Are Father’s Rights?

Courts have historically favored mothers in normal child custody cases. However, family law courts today understand the importance of both parents taking an active role in their children’s lives. Father’s rights support active participation by fathers in custody, visitation rights, and equal treatment for child support. Fathers also have rights to claim paternity, object to third-party adoptions, decision-making in their child’s life, and maintain a relationship with the child. A father’s rights attorney can represent a father to make sure they get fair representation in family court.

How Can a Father Get Joint Custody?

Child custody can be decided by the parents in a divorce or separation. In an ideal situation, the parents can come up with their own custody and visitation plan that works for both and is in the best interests of the child. In child custody disputes, the court may have to decide legal matters. Custody can include physical custody and legal custody. If a father has joint physical and legal custody, the father can spend substantial time living with the children and can make legal decisions for the child, including decisions about education, healthcare, and religion.

Can the Mother Deny Visitation?

If parents have a child custody order and visitation schedule, one parent can’t unilaterally decide not to follow the visitation order. If a parent wants to deny visitation, they must go to the court and get a modification for the child custody and visitation order. If the other parent refuses visitation, you can take the case to enforce the child custody orders.

Can I Visit My Child If I’m Late on Child Support?

Child support orders and child visitation orders are separate. If you are behind in your child support, the other parent can’t refuse your valid visitation without a change in the court order. It is important to make sure the other parent is following the child custody schedule so you can spend quality time with your child.

How Can I Enforce Child Support in California?

Child support is generally based on California child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account factors including income, parenting time, other child support, and the needs of the child. In some cases, the child’s mother may owe child support to the father. If the mother fails to make child support payments on time, you can talk to your family law attorney about how to enforce child support so you can provide for your child.

Can I Keep My Child Away From Their Mother?

If you believe allowing the child to stay with the mother puts the child’s life in danger, you can go to the court to modify the child custody orders. Courts will generally prefer the child to spend time with both parents. However, the court may limit visitation or custody if there is suspicion the child is in an unsafe environment, has been abused, or there is domestic violence in the household. In some cases, a father can petition the court to terminate parental rights for the mother, which would allow the child to be adopted by a stepparent.

How Do I Establish I’m the Father?

If a mother is denying you are the father or trying to prevent you from having contact with your child, you can establish paternity through the courts. The mother or father can petition the court to determine paternity. A genetic test can be used to establish paternity, giving parental rights to the father. Contact a father’s rights lawyer for legal advice in California custody battles.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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