Historically, after a couple gets divorced or separated, the courts would grant the mother physical child custody. Times have changed, but many mothers naturally expect to maintain custody of their children. Fathers often need representation from a knowledgeable lawyer to effectively fight for their rights and a proper custody arrangement.
The attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP, in Media, Pennsylvania, have vigorously represented clients in family law disputes during our more than 80 years of combined experience. We work tirelessly to ensure that your rights as a father are preserved.
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Protection of Fathers' Rights
At Berman & Asbel, LLP, our family law attorneys represent clients in complex divorce disputes and help resolve the resulting child custody and child support issues. We have a thorough understanding of the law in Pennsylvania and can explain how it may apply in your specific situation.
- It is not necessary to prove that the mother is an unfit parent in order to obtain custody for the father. Instead, our legal team demonstrates why living with the father would better serve the child's interests. For example, if the mother is moving out of town, we will ask the court to grant the father custody to minimize any disruptions.
- In some circumstances, granting the mother child custody might be unsafe for the child. For example, domestic abuse, neglect, drugs or alcohol dependency can greatly threaten a child's best interests. We will work vigorously to make sure the abusive parent's rights are restricted, especially when the child is at risk.
Modifying Child Support
The court system understands that situations change. This means that you are not bound to pay the same amount of child support if circumstances have substantially changed. You may seek a modification through the court if your ability to pay has been affected. If custody arrangements or income levels have changed, we will work with the court to modify the amount of child support you pay.
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We have a strong background helping clients resolve complicated legal issues, including questions about paternity DNA tests. To learn more about this and our other services, contact us online or call us now at 484-842-0276.