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Fathers' Rights

When it comes to divorce and child custody cases, husbands and dads face unique challenges. Our Seattle attorneys understand the struggles men confront and stand committed to protecting fathers’ rights with assertive, effective counsel.

There is a common perception that a mother has the upper hand in child custody cases. However, the laws don’t favor one parent over the other.

It is paramount to present a father’s best case and lead the court to apply the law without regard to gender. Goldberg Jones remains dedicated to overcoming the common perception.

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What Are a Fathers' Rights?

Barring extreme circumstances, fathers have the right to be a part of their children’s lives in a meaningful way and on a regular basis. In short, both parents have the same right and opportunity to request custody.

In Washington, it’s your right as a father to pursue custody. If you do become the primary residential parent, it’s also your right to petition the court for child support. These regular payments help cover the costs of food, shelter, clothing, and other necessities for your child.

Even if you’re not the primary residential parent, you still have the right to see your children and be a steady presence in their lives. Regular, reasonable visitation is a father’s right according to the law. It’s also your right for this time to be free from interference by the other parent.

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Washington State has placed an increased weight on keeping both parents involved in a child’s life after divorce or separation.

This is great news for fathers.

It’s your right and obligation to participate in raising and supporting your child. But too often you have to fight to make this happen. That’s where our experienced attorneys come in.

If you want custody of your children, it’s your right as a father to pursue that goal. But it takes time, energy, and effort. There’s a great deal of work involved. You have to draft and file legal documents, support your claims, and present your case. Our attorneys have been through this many times and can help with every step of the process.

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