Making Sure Your Role As A Parent Is Respected

The protection of fathers' rights is a growing area within Florida family law, especially as divorce outcomes become less and less influenced by gender. Judges used to assume mothers were far better than fathers at caring for children, meaning many custody matters ended in a mother receiving primary custody of the child over the father.

Within the last few decades, however, that has changed significantly. Now fathers are becoming recognized as equals in the parenting arena. However, fathers must still take action to assert their rights. If they don't, they risk losing them.

Whether you are going through a divorce or you were never married to your child's mother, the law firm of Michelle A. Barry, P.A., in Longwood, Florida, is here to champion your rights and make sure your parental position is respected.

Do you have questions about custody or other family law matters? Check out our FAQ pages or schedule a consultation now.

How We Can Make A Difference

Our law firm assists men throughout Central Florida and the entire state with many different family law matters, including:

  • Establishing paternity — We can help you get the appropriate DNA testing to legally confirm that you are the father.
  • Obtaining custody or visitation — Once you are legally identified as the father, we can help you seek a court order to spend time with your child. As a general rule, the more you encourage your children to maintain good relationships with their mother, the easier it is to gain the court's favor. Alienating the other parent only makes matters worse.
  • Contesting a child support order — With help from paternity results, we have helped men prove that they are not the fathers of the children in question, and therefore were not required to pay child support.
  • Fleeing with children to another state or country — The worst thing a parent can do is take their children out of the state or to another country without the court's permission or that of the noncustodial parent. This is considered parental abduction and it can lead to serious legal consequences.

Set Up Your Consultation With A Lawyer Now

Learn more about fathers' rights in Florida by requesting a confidential, no-obligation consultation with attorney Michelle A. Barry today. Simply contact our office in Longwood, Florida, by calling 407-622-4529 (toll free 888-351-8303) or contact us online.

A free 15-minute initial telephone consultation is available to discuss your case. Email documents to us prior to a call for the most beneficial use of your time. In-person consultations are available at a reduced rate that will be put toward a retainer. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.