In the past, the courts primarily granted child custody and support to mothers. However, as more mothers entered the workforce and more fathers desired a meaningful relationship with their children, the law has changed. In California, the law is gender blind. No court can favor or disfavor a parent simply because of their gender.
Fathers have exactly the same rights as mothers. Fathers can receive child support payments and maintain custody of their children. If custody is not awarded, a father has the right to be involved in his children's life. The law prevents fathers from unjustly losing contact with their children. A father has the right to foster an ongoing, active relationship with his children, with their best interests in mind.
Are you dealing with a child custody or support issue? Are you being denied visitation or is paternity in dispute? Are you facing divorce or separation? Is the mother preventing you from seeing your child?
Fathers' rights attorney, Rebecca D. Lizarraga fights for fathers every day. We handle child custody, visitation, and child support issues for fathers who have had their rights unjustly withheld or reduced because of a divorce or separation. We also represent fathers in divorce proceedings.
To protect your rights as a father, it is critical to choose a law firm that understands your needs and will be devoted to protecting your rights. If your rights as a father are violated, or if you are facing divorce or separation, please call us at 818-985-1983 for an initial consultation.