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Top Norfolk, VA Father's Rights Lawyers Near You

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

1604 Hilltop West Executive Center, Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

4768 Euclid Road, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810

Father's Rights Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

133 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Father's Rights Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

2006 Old Greenbrier Rd, Suite 1, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

4505 Columbus Street, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Father's Rights Lawyers | Suffolk Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

200 North Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

565 N Birdneck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Father's Rights Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

1736 South Park Court, Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320-8922

Father's Rights Lawyers | Norfolk Office

6330 Newtown Road, Suite 324, Norfolk, VA 23502

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

Pembroke One Building, Suite 443, 281 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

2901 South Lynnhaven Road, Reflections IV Suite 130, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Father's Rights Lawyers | Suffolk Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

3508 Robs Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434

Father's Rights Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

1311 Jamestown Road, Suite 203, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3391

Father's Rights Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

4266 Casey Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Father's Rights Lawyers | Norfolk Office

425 W 20th St, Suite 5, Norfolk, VA 23517

Father's Rights Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

4805 Courthouse Street, Suite 204, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Father's Rights Lawyers | Portsmouth Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

355 Crawford Parkway, Suite 700, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Father's Rights Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

2210 Executive Drive, Suite A, Hampton, VA 23666

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

303 34th St, Suite 8, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Father's Rights Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

287 Independence Blvd., Pembroke 2 Bldg, Ste 340, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Father's Rights Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

544 Settler's Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Father's Rights Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

732-B Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 201, Newport News, VA 23606-2574

Father's Rights Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Norfolk, VA

2006 Old Greenbrier Road, Suite 4, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Norfolk 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 Virginia?

Child support is generally based on Virginia 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 Virginia custody battles.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

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.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Father's Rights Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of 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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