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Helping Fathers with Custody and Divorce Issues

Although in today’s family court proceedings, fathers’ rights are more protected than they have been in the past, it is still possible that a father may have difficulty with certain issues related to child custody, child support, visitation, or other matters related to a divorce and children. As an experienced Long Island fathers’ rights lawyer who has nearly two decades of experience in this area, I represent fathers throughout Long Island in various issues related to family law. I am experienced in matters related to paternity, custody, support and visitation, all with a father’s particular rights in mind.

A father has both rights and responsibilities when it comes to his children. Along with the right to custody or visitation comes the responsibility of child support, and as a Long Island fathers’ rights lawyer I can address all of these issues for you. I offer a free consultation to talk about whatever situation you are currently dealing with. In giving you information and guidance related to your particular needs and concerns, I can assist you in making the right decisions about your case and what to do at this point.

How can my firm help you in your family law case?

Despite the family law issue that you are dealing with, I am familiar with it all. I have years of experience handling various types of family law cases and defending fathers in many of them. My team and I provide experienced representation for fathers in all of the following areas:

  • Divorce cases
  • Child custody orders
  • Child support orders
  • Modifications of orders
  • Child Support Services (CSS) cases
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Oftentimes mothers see their relationship with the children as special which indeed it is but the relationship between the father and his children is just as significant and fathers hold the same rights in these family law matter as mothers do. At this firm, I devote my efforts to finding solutions and strategies for my clients that will result in a favorable outcome and if you are facing a problem as a father in your divorce case, see how I may be able to help you!

One major issue involving fathers’ rights is that of child support. Although fathers want to do everything in their power to care for and support their children, they can be taken advantage of in these cases. In New York, child support is based on a percentage of the parental income. This percentage differs based on how many children are in the family. For one child, child support is 17%, two children it is 25%, three children it is 29%, and four children it is 31%, and five or more children is 35%. Another important area of fathers’ rights is child custody. If the mother of the children is making it difficult for you to see your children, there are steps you can take to protect your rights. If you feel as though your rights as a father have been violated, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our legal team today!

In need of an attorney for your divorce in Long Island?

In the past, custody was typically awarded to the mother in Long Island divorce cases or custody disputes. Although the courts try to award joint custody in current times, this does not always occur and a father’s rights may be overlooked. It is my goal as an attorney to properly represent my clients’ interests in these cases while seeking the custody arrangement they are looking to achieve. Let me apply my knowledge, experience and resources to your case as I protect your rights as a father and help you get custody of your children. Contact Long Island fathers’ rights attorney Jay D. Raxenberg today if you need experienced legal representation!

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