Long Island and New York City Father’s Rights Lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Elliot Schlissel have extensive experience in protecting father’s rights. We actively litigate throughout the metropolitan New York area cases in the Family Courts and the Supreme Courts wherein fathers seek either custody or extensive visitation with their children. We have helped fathers obtain detailed parenting time (visitation) in cases where the mother is the residential custodial parent. We have obtained custody for fathers in numerous cases. We also protect fathers from mothers who bad mouth them to their children and interfere with their parenting time (visitation). We have brought proceedings for the elimination, modification and reduction of child support awards and spousal maintenance awards on behalf of fathers in the courts throughout the metropolitan New York area.
We also have extensive experience litigating cases in which fathers are accused of neglecting or abusing their spouses, girlfriends and children in the Family Courts and in the Criminal Courts throughout the metropolitan New York area.
Father’s Rights, A Growing Phenomenon
Why do fathers need their rights protected? The answer is simple. Many fathers find the Family Court and the Supreme Court in matrimonial and family law matters favor mothers. The law in New York is clear, fathers are entitled to equal rights regarding custody and visitation with their children. However, sometimes fathers face uphill battles when they go to court.
Children’s Opinion In Custody Cases
The law in New York has changed. Law guardians are now called attorneys for the children. These attorneys are appointed to represent children in custody and visitation disputes. Prior to the change in the law, the law guardian’s responsibility was to argue for legal positions that were in the children’s best interest. It is now the attorney for the children’s responsibility to argue a child’s position. Should the children seek to live with the father instead of the mother, their attorney will make the court aware of the children’s opinion. In some cases in our office, teenage sons and daughters have been requesting they reside with their father. In custody disputes and proceedings, courts will take the children’s position into consideration when deciding which parent will receive custody. However, the children’s position is not controlling on this issue.
Well Known and Respected Fathers Rights Lawyers
Our law firm is well known to our adversaries, the attorneys for the children and the courts. They are aware of the aggressive position we take in helping fathers assert their rights in New York. Our unique experience and our long line of successes in representing fathers has made us a well known firm advocating for father’s rights. Call us for a free consultation. Our phones are monitored 24/7.
Visit our focused fathers rights website, and our fathers rights blog wherein we regularly write articles dealing with various cases, factual situations and court decisions concerning fathers rights issues.
- Fathers’ Rights
- Orders of Protection
- Child Custody / Visitation
- Changing Child Custody
- Child Support
- Family Court
- Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)
- Child Abuse & Neglect Proceedings
Contact us to discuss your case and our qualifications to represent you. Feel free to call toll free, any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431 or contact us at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau County at 516-561-6645.
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