Top Fort Walton Beach, FL Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

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  • Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Dunlap & Shipman

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Waterhouse Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office

  • Wood Law Firm, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Ward & Ketchersid, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Destin Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Beggs & Lane RLLP

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Pensacola Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Pensacola Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Pilar Prinz, P.A.

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Santa Rosa Beach Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

  • Anchors Smith Grimsley

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Fort Walton Beach Office

  • Oberliesen & Henderson

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

    Father's Rights Lawyers | Shalimar Office | Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

Fort Walton Beach Father's Rights Information

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Find a Father's Rights Attorney near Fort Walton Beach

Father’s Rights

Courts historically have awarded custody to mothers under normal circumstances; however, courts today more frequently award custody to fathers. Fathers, generally, have the same rights to their child as the mother. These include claiming paternity, objecting to third party adoptions, having a voice in making decisions, and maintaining a relationship with the child.

Protecting Father’s Rights

To get the best result in conflicts regarding a father’s rights, obtaining the services of a Fort Walton Beach attorney practicing father’s rights law is imperative. In determining the rights of a father, such as for custody, courts use the standard of who will serve the child’s best interests.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

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

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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