Top Cleveland, OH Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

Father's Rights Lawyers | Independence Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

5005 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

55 Public Square, Suite 1717, Cleveland, OH 44113

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

5910 Landerbrook Drive, #200, Cleveland, OH 44124

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

1400 Fifth Third Center, 600 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

One Cleveland Center, Suite 3150, 1375 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Father's Rights Lawyers | Beachwood Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

23811 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 227, Beachwood, OH 44122

Father's Rights Lawyers | Medina Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

803 E Washington St, Suite 110, Medina, OH 44256

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

127 Public Square, Suite 1600, Cleveland, OH 44114

Father's Rights Lawyers | Medina Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

600 East Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256

Father's Rights Lawyers | North Ridgeville Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

35888 Center Ridge Road, Suite 3, North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Father's Rights Lawyers | Westlake Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

26600 Detroit Rd, Suite 300, Westlake, OH 44145

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

700 W St Clair Ave, Suite 110, Cleveland, OH 44113

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

200 Public Square, Suite 3500, Cleveland, OH 44114

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

4269 Pearl Road, Suite 104, Cleveland, OH 44109

Father's Rights Lawyers | Willoughby Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

5900 SOM Center Road, Suite 12-124, Willoughby, OH 44094

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

2465 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Heights Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

3091 Mayfield Rd, Unit 320, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Father's Rights Lawyers | Cleveland Office

30195 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44124

Father's Rights Lawyers | Middleburg Heights Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

7530 Lucerne Drive, Suite 200, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Father's Rights Lawyers | North Royalton Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

8025 Corporate Circle, North Royalton, OH 44133

Father's Rights Lawyers | Independence Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

6100 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 200, Independence, OH 44131

Father's Rights Lawyers | Rocky River Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

20220 Center Ridge, Suite 320, Rocky River, OH 44116

Father's Rights Lawyers | Independence Office | Serving Cleveland, OH

5005 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

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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 Ohio?

Child support is generally based on Ohio 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 Ohio custody battles.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

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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