25 July 2013 0 Comments

As A Single Father What Are My Rights?

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As a father facing a divorce, you may wonder if you have the same rights as your spouse when it comes to matters concerning your children.

Being divorced doesn’t mean you can’t still be a great dad to your children. You have the right to be involved in your children’s lives. The courts recognize that in most cases it is in the best interest of the children to maintain a close relationship with both parents regardless if they are unmarried, separated, or divorced because they each bring something different to the table.

Recent studies show that the absence of a father from a child’s life can lead to a wide variety of negative consequences that can affect the child’s future emotional and behavioral state.

Naturally, every case is different; however, because a father:

  • has the right to visit his child or file for custody
  • is important to the development of his child
  • has the right to develop an ongoing relationship with his child
  • doesn’t have to accept that his ex-spouse is moving to another state or country – without a
    fight

Legal issues involving a child can be complex and emotionally charged. Not having a relationship with a parent can affect a child for the rest of his or her life – this is never a desirable situation.

At this difficult time for your family, you need the help of an attorney you can trust to handle your case with the utmost compassion, skill and professionalism.

Contact the Riverside family law offices of Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson. We can help preserve your rights and make sure your children do not miss out on having a relationship with their father. We can help you decide which course is the best one to take, keeping your rights in mind and the best interests of your children.

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