Giving father’s rights to a child or children is not as easy as it seems to be. This is especially true if you are from a broken family and have experienced horrible situations growing up. There are many who claim that a father’s right to be treated with respect and even given a measure of independence are being eroded day by day, just because society has lost respect for men. For men these rights are precious indeed. To be denied even this basic human right can make you angry beyond words and you may decide that you will go down that road again one day and kill your child or take another partner.
This does not mean that you cannot have a lawyer help you win your father’s right, but it is important that you find the right lawyer. Not all lawyers are good and not all lawyers specialize in fathers’ rights. In order for you to find the right lawyer for your case you will have to do a lot of research on your own. But there are a few things that you can keep in mind when looking for a lawyer.
Do not trust the first lawyer that you come across. A lawyer working on child custody cases will not be as knowledgeable about father’s rights as the ones working on murder or rape cases. A divorce lawyer will also be less knowledgeable about the custody issues in such cases and will not understand the complexities involved. The best thing to do is to find a lawyer who has considerable experience in dealing with child custody issues and will therefore be able to guide you well.
Once you find a lawyer you wish to employ, be sure to give him as much information about your father as possible. He needs to know exactly how and where he came to be related to your child, as well as where he lives and the other people who are related to you. If the lawyer has any proof that your father in fact abjured his children when they were young, it can help him win your case. This evidence can be hard to get, especially if your father was never charged.
It is also important for your lawyer to be familiar with the various father’s rights laws in your state. There are certain procedures that your lawyer must follow when handling a case that involves a father’s right to be informed about his children. In particular, the papers filed in court must be submitted on time and given to the proper departments. Even if the proceedings are straightforward, missing one single document can invalidate the entire process.
A father’s right to be informed about his children is not absolute. Courts may take into consideration certain extenuating circumstances when determining whether or not to disclose certain information. For example, they may decide to keep quiet certain details that may have a negative impact on the welfare of the child. If you are trying to prove a father’s right to custody, be prepared for a long and complicated battle. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible and make sure to follow through with all of your appointments.