Your Rights As A Father In Child Custody
The prevailing thought about custody cases in Indiana is that custody automatically goes to the mother due to a sexist bias factor. Because of this, many fathers believe that they do not have a chance of getting custody over their children. At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we want you to know that the law protects your parental rights. Our experienced family law lawyers know what it takes to bring you the best possible outcome.
While there is no bias under the law, and more courts are actively encouraging both parents to be involved in their children’s lives, that does not mean that fighting for custody will be easy. The best step you can take in your case is to prepare yourself in every way possible, which is exactly what we can to do to help you.
Indiana courts encourage all couples to come to a mutual agreement regarding child custody outside of the courtroom. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will help you reach the outcome you are hoping for. If you simply cannot agree, we will fight for your rights at trial. We have over 20 years of experience helping clients throughout Lake County.
We Protect Fathers’ Rights At Trial
During your custody hearings, we will oversee the entire process to make sure that we keep all instances of prejudice or bias against you out of your case. We want to make sure that you have every opportunity to win your case.
A father also has the right to child support, if he does win primary custody of his children. We can help you fight to earn the child support you deserve for raising your children if your case calls for it. The bottom line in these cases is that both the mother and the father have the same rights, and they both deserve to have the court respect those rights.
Let Us Help
If you are facing child custody matters, make sure that you are going in prepared. Schedule a consultation at our office in Schererville by calling 219-865-0002 or filling out our online form.