If you are a father to minor children and want to file for divorce (or have been served with a divorce complaint), you may be uncertain what your rights are with respect to custody, visitation, and support. While mothers have historically received more favorable treatment in child custody and parenting time matters, the trends in California have started to change as more mothers become working mothers.
Additionally, the primary deciding factor in child custody cases is what the court takes to be in the best interest of a child. In order to determine this issue, the court takes into consideration the income of both spouses, their work history, relationship with their children, educational background, and a host of other factors. As a result, it is not a foregone conclusion that a mother will be awarded custody.
In many cases, how a father presents his side of the case, how he details his involvement with his children and how he responds to allegations or claims made by his ex-spouse, will determine if he gains custody of his children. To understand your options, you need experienced fathers' rights lawyers.
At the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, in San Diego, we work extensively with men throughout the South Bay area who want equal fathers' rights, including rights to custody, parenting time and decision-making regarding the welfare of their children. Call us at (619) 817-8691 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll-Free) or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation.
The Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano represents fathers in regard to the following matters:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Paternity tests
- Challenging adoptions
- Military divorce
- Post-divorce modification involving relocations and enforcement issues
Understanding the Challenges that Face Fathers
Our attorneys understand that fathers often feel like outsiders in the family circle and struggle with how to be nurturing toward their children. This does not mean, however, that you shouldn't have access to your children and that you shouldn't have the opportunity to co-parent with your ex-spouse to raise your children.
We know from experience that children benefit when they have healthy and regular contact with both parents. We will help you develop an effective parenting plan during mediation or one to be presented to the court. Our lawyers can also help you prepare to meet with child psychologists who are employed to determine the best interests of your children.
We also work with men who want to challenge allegations of paternity. We will help you secure DNA testing and aggressively advocate for the termination of any support orders, should the paternity tests demonstrate that you are not the father.
At the Law Office of Lori Clark Viviano, we offer aggressive, compassionate and experienced representation to men who are involved in disputes regarding fathers' rights. Call us at (619) 817-8691 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll-Free) or contact us to schedule a confidential consultation. Mention our Web site when you call to receive a discounted rate on your first meeting.
We accept credit cards. Evening hours are available upon request.