Experienced Father’s Rights Attorney in Long Beach, California
At the Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro, our Long Beach fathers’ rights attorneys know establishing or continuing a paternal relationship with your children provides security and guidance that is important to each kid’s identity.
We have represented dads throughout California who are seeking to establish paternity, so they may pursue their fathers’ rights, including sharing custody and being included in the decision-making process regarding their day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.
The reality is, the California family court system may boast no bias based on race, gender, or creed, but our experience tells us that is simply not true.
Fathers are too often subject to stereotypes as the bad guy — including allegations of being the one who was responsible for the divorce. Worse, they may face allegations of domestic violence or abusive behavior to lessen their chances of obtaining or sharing child custody.
Having a skilled attorney that has compassion and knows how to effectively assert your rights can make all the difference in establishing paternity or maintaining your fathers’ rights, so you can be the dad you have always wanted to be.
Do I Need to Legally Establish Paternity to Enforce My California Fathers’ Rights?
If you were married to your kid’s other parent when he or she was born, you are automatically assumed to be the father.
While this is true, it is also true that many who have never been married share children.
If you were not married, or listed on the child’s birth certificate, you must establish paternity. We can help you establish paternity in California by pursuing a court order to have the mother present the child for DNA testing, so together we can learn you are (or, in some cases, are not) the father.
Once we establish paternity, we can then pursue access to your child(ren), so you can participate in the decision-making process regarding the children’s upbringing. Next, we will help you pursue child custody and visitation time, by outlining an equitable parenting plan. As a father, you may be awarded the same custody and timeshare as the other parent, so the parenting responsibilities are divided equally, and the children are cared for by both parties.
As a father, you have rights. We can help you determine what they are, and how we can help you enforce them, so you can help raise your children and increase their quality of life.
What are My Rights as a California Father?
Our fathers’ rights lawyers in Long Beach know how important dads are to their children.
The reality is, fathers play an essential role in their children’s lives, and that should never change because of a divorce.
The bottom line is, you deserve to spend time with your children. And if your ex-spouse/partner is providing any resistance, violating your rights as a dad, we want to help you regain your parental footing.
We will outline and enforce your fathers’ rights in California, including your rights to:
- Child custody, visitation, travel, and parenting plans.
- Share vacations, holidays, and school break blocks of time.
- Daily decisions regarding their upbringing, childcare, healthcare, religion, and other important life-changing factors.
- Relocation decisions, including your ability to move with the children, or oppose an out-of-state move by the other parent.
- Blocking adoptions by another party, including those in subsequent marriages.
It is important to our Long Beach fathers’ rights attorneys that our clients understand they have the same rights to their children as the other parent.
Gender or sexual orientation should never be a factor when determining, maintaining, pursuing, or enforcing your fathers’ rights in California.
Our Los Angeles County fathers’ rights attorneys represent all dads, including those who share children from surrogate births, adoptions, or fostering circumstances that led to permanent placement in their homes.
At The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro, our family law attorney in Long Beach, CA focuses on the following practice areas:
- Attorney Fees
- Child Abduction
- Child Custody
- Child Protective Services
- Child Support
- Common Law Marriage
- Defacto Parents
- Domestic Violence
- Foster Care
- Prenuptial Agreement
- Retirement Distribution
- Same-Sex Couples and Paternity
- Spousal Support
If you have questions about your rights as a father in California, contact our skilled Long Beach fathers’ rights attorneys today to schedule a free case assessment by calling 562-653-4583. You do not have to fear the unknown or worry about how your case compares to what other dads have gone through. We will outline your legal rights and options to become the best dad you can be.
Frequently Asked Questions for Our Fathers’ Rights Attorneys in Long Beach, California
When California dads enforce their fathers’ rights, the kids benefit in multiple ways, including having two loving parents who share in making important decisions, and splitting their time to help raise their children together.
In addition, the kids benefit from having the enriching influence of a male role model who can help with real-time support and long-term guidance. When California fathers’ rights are enforced, the kids gain access to the paternal family’s medical health history, and can expand their relationships to include cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who may positively influence their lives going forward.
All California dads can pursue their fathers’ rights on their own. No law says you must partner with a skilled Long Beach fathers’ rights attorney to achieve success. However, it may give you a better chance of pursuing results in a shorter amount of time. Our dedicated fathers’ rights lawyers in Long Beach will outline your legal rights and options, so you know exactly how we are going to proceed and pursue the outcome you deserve.
There are many reasons one parent may not want the other involved in their kids’ lives, including that they have moved on and into another relationship, or that they are simply trying to punish the dad for dissolving their relationship. The reality is, unless you placed your kids in jeopardy, have a drug or alcohol problem, or have recently been released from jail, the other parent cannot keep you from having a relationship with your children. We will explain your fathers’ rights, so you know exactly what our California laws entitle to you pursue.