Fathers Have Rights Too

There is a current trend in the legal industry for lawyers and firms to differentiate themselves by catering to fathers or mothers specifically. At the Law Office of Michael L. Seidman, we are not into gimmicks, and this is no exception.

We take a realistic approach to issues such as custody and support, keeping the focus where it should be: protecting the best interest of the child. We have been doing this successfully for more than 30 years and have a proven track record of helping clients move on.

However, You Need To Remember That Fathers Do Have Rights

It is far from a certainty these days that mothers will have an advantage when it comes to issues such as child custody and visitation. Judges will consider what is in the best interest of the children, considering factors such as the child's current schedule, what he or she is used to, and how he or she currently interacts with his or her parents.

Whether you are a mother or a father, you should be doing now what you hope to do in the future. For example, if you are making the case that you should have parenting time because you want to take your son to basketball practice, you should be taking your son to basketball practice now.

Ultimately, whether you a mother or a father will not be the deciding factor in your case. Showing that having a certain percentage of time with your child is in his or her best interest will be the deciding factor.

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Contact us today for a free consultation with a proven attorney. From our Bakersfield office, we represent men, women and children in Kern County and surrounding areas of California.