Dallas Father’s Rights FAQ
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What is the Father’s Rights Movement?
The Father’s Rights Movement is a civil and social rights movement that protects fathers’ paternal rights when it comes to areas of family law such as child custody and child support. This movement advocates the relationships fathers have with their children and promotes equality between mothers and fathers. It also guards fathers from discrimination during family legal issues.
As a father, can I collect child support?
Yes, in some cases, fathers are allowed to collect child support for their children. Before child support is awarded to any father, numerous factors must be considered by a family court such as the current custody arrangement, the income of both parents and the amount of children parents have together. If the court finds that a father is serving as a child’s primary caregiver and that the father is responsible for the child on a day-to-day basis, it may award child support to him.
As a father, can I obtain custody of my children?
Yes, in some cases, you may be able to obtain custody of your child or children. Before the courts will award custody of a child to one or both parents, it will review things such as the child’s current living situation and the ability of each parent to provide for the child’s financial, emotional and physical needs. The court will then rule in the child’s best interests. If the court feels that it is in the child’s best interests for his/her father to have sole or joint custody, it will award the father custody.
What happens if I do not get custody of my children?
In cases where you are not awarded child custody, you may ask that the courts grant you supervised or unsupervised visitation. If you would like further guidance about requesting visitation, it is always in your best interests to speak with a qualified father’s rights lawyer who can provide you with answers to your questions and litigate on your behalf.
What is paternity?
In family law, paternity is an acknowledgement of a parental relationship between a man and a child, whether it is biological and/or legal.