What rights do I have as a father?

What rights do I have as a father?

When you get divorced and have children with your former spouse, it is important to know that both parties do have rights regardless of who is the custodial parent. Many fathers feel that when they are going through a custody battle, they are at a disadvantage simply because they are the father. However, they are entitled to have just as many rights as the mother should have. It is important for fathers to be aware of the rights that they have. There are two different types of child custody in New York State. The first type is called physical custody and the second type is called legal custody. The parent that has physical custody of the child is the parent that the child lives with more than 50-percent of the time. The parent who has legal custody will make all of the major decisions for the child. These include decisions about whether or not the child goes to public or private school, which doctors they see, what religion they do or do not practice, and any other major decisions that need to be made for the child until they can make them themselves.

There are two different types of child custody in New York State. The first type is called physical custody and the second type is called legal custody. The parent that has physical custody of the child is the parent that the child lives with more than 50-percent of the time. The parent who has legal custody will make all of the major decisions for the child. These include decisions about whether or not the child goes to public or private school, which doctors they see, what religion they do or do not practice, and any other major decisions that need to be made for the child until they can make them for themselves. It is important for fathers to make the effort to maintain a positive relationship with their child after a divorce, even if they are not granted physical custody. If you are a father going through a divorce, you should speak with an experienced divorce and family law attorney to obtain more information about what options are best for you.

Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation and we will be happy to assist you.

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