Westlake Village Father's Rights Attorney
I Can Help Protect Your Rights as a Father
It has long been a commonly held belief that mothers are given full
child custody and will receive
child support. Unfortunately, this is not always fair to fathers who also possess the
same parental rights. Centering the focus on mothers only discounts any
consideration that father are also fit to retain custody. In some cases,
fathers may be the best and only fit.
If you believe that you are not being given full consideration and your
rights as a father are not being recognized, please
contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff right away. As a
Westlake Village family lawyer, I am here to advocate for your rights.
Understanding the Laws Regarding Fathers’ Rights
For so long, a father’s role was discounted in favor of a mother.
However, studies have shown that children benefit immensely from having
a father figure in their lives. They perform well in school, have active
social lives and relationships with others, and augment a child’s
self-confidence and self-esteem immensely. Maintaining this relationship
is so critical to a child’s development, which is why I can help
continue developing this relationship.
Fathers are entitled to many rights during a divorce, including:
- The right to be involved and present in a child’s day-to-day lives,
including school and extracurricular activities.
- Have a say in decisions regarding how a child will be raised.
- Participate in raising and parenting a child.
- The right to view the child’s medical records and permanent record
- The right to choose a doctor and dentist, and sign off on medical releases.
- The right to parent without needing approval from the other parent.
- The right to discipline the child if and when necessary.
Along with this, all fathers must be held to the same responsibilities
of parenthood, including providing for the child financially. These include
the rights to child custody, visitation, and even receiving child support.
Many factors will go into consideration for child support matters, such
as the fitness of each parent and financial capacity. If you have any
questions about this or other matters, be sure to contact a Westlake Village
family law attorney to learn more about your rights.
Passionate & Dedicated—Call Today!
I know that that this is a time when you need the most support. Fathers’
rights are not rights under the legal system—they are already established
and a natural part of being a parent. That is especially why if your rights
are being compromised that you have an attorney who can help you navigate
through any complex legal situation. I, Attorney Jeffrey S. Graff, have
been helping families in Westlake and the surrounding communities for
more than 30 years.
free consultation and calling my firm today!