Fathers’ Rights – All You Want Is A Level Playing Field

Step into Kell and Quilty, PLLC, a steadfast ally for fathers navigating the complexities of divorce. We understand the challenges you may face in this difficult time and are here to reassure you that the landscape of family law is constantly evolving to better accommodate the needs and rights of fathers.

Our dedicated team is committed to aggressively advocating for your rights, ensuring that you receive fair and equitable treatment in all aspects of family law issues. Let us be your trusted partner in securing a positive future for you and your children.

The Need for Equal Treatment

If you are a father who is going through a divorce, all you want is for the court to treat you as an equal. Today in San Antonio, fathers’ rights are treated with more respect than in the past, but the playing field is still not always level.

Often, fathers feel marginalized, perceived primarily as sources of income rather than integral parts of their children’s lives. This outdated viewpoint overlooks the profound emotional and developmental benefits of active father involvement.

Addressing and correcting this perception is crucial, especially with the expertise of a dedicated family law attorney. At Kell and Quilty, PLLC, we recognize the importance of ensuring that fathers receive fair consideration in custody, child support amount, and parenting time decisions.

As a father himself, our founder, Orlando Kell, knows that your rights as a father are extremely important to you and your children. We offer effective legal counsel to fathers for divorces, custody and visitation, and the enforcement and modification of divorce decrees.

As a father’s rights attorney, we work on a steadfast mission to champion and safeguard the rights of fathers in legal proceedings.

Legal Services for Fathers

If you seek custody or find yourself in need of legal support regarding visitation rights, our team at Kell and Quilty, PLLC is here to provide the dedicated representation you deserve. Our legal services for fathers cover a comprehensive range, from representation in divorces and custody battles to addressing visitation matters and the enforcement or modification of divorce decrees.

Recognizing the unique challenges fathers face in the Texas family courts, we emphasize the need for a customized and creative legal approach. Tailoring strategies to each father and mother’s situation ensures their rights and relationships with their children are protected, advocating for fairness and equality in every aspect of family law.

Considerations in Divorce

During divorce proceedings, fathers and mothers should ponder several critical questions, especially concerning complex legal issues. Key considerations include:

  • How will child custody cases be determined?
  • What role will I play in my child’s life?
  • How will child and spousal support be calculated
  • What are the financial implications?
  • How will assets and debts be divided fairly?

Addressing these questions early on with a clear legal strategy is essential for navigating the divorce process effectively and safeguarding your rights and interests.

Custody: A Big Issue

Custody stands as a paramount concern for parents in divorce proceedings, with significant implications for fathers and their children. Understanding the distinctions between sole or primary custody and joint custody is crucial. Sole custody often leaves one parent with primary legal and physical responsibility, while joint custody involves shared decision-making and living arrangements. Guiding fathers through the nuances of custody and visitation issues is essential, ensuring they are well informed and prepared to advocate for their rights to maintain a strong, active presence in their children’s lives.

Experienced Child Custody Attorneys

At Kell and Quilty, PLLC, our law firm is renowned for its expertise in handling child custody matters, especially in advocating for fathers’ rights. Our team possesses vast experience and a proven track record of achieving favorable results for fathers navigating the complexities of custody disputes. We understand the nuances of family law and are dedicated to ensuring that fathers receive fair and equitable treatment in custody arrangements, enabling them to maintain meaningful relationships with their children.

How To Contact Us?

Fathers navigating the challenges of divorce in San Antonio, don’t face this journey alone. Seek the legal representation you deserve to ensure fair treatment in every aspect of your case. Kell and Quilty, PLLC is here to stand by your side, advocating for your rights as a father.

Our dedicated team is committed to achieving positive outcomes and upholding your relationship with your children. Contact us today at (210) 775-4995 or online to empower your voice in this critical time. Let’s work together to protect your rights and secure your family’s future.

Frequently Asked Questions

What legal entitlements do fathers possess in the state of Texas?

In Texas conservatorship (custody) cases, the primary objective is to prioritize the best interests of the child.

Once paternity has been established, the father is granted equivalent rights as if he were married or previously married to the child’s mother. These rights include:

  1. Visitation rights, typically governed by a visitation schedule akin to that of married parents.
  2. Equal participation in decisions concerning the child’s healthcare, education, religious upbringing, and general welfare.
  3. Permission for the child to travel with both parents.
  4. The option to petition for sole conservatorship (custody) if the mother is deemed unfit.
  5. The authority to prevent the child’s mother from relocating the child out of state without his consent.
  6. The ability for both parents to alter the child’s last name if desired.

Do Mothers Get Child Custody More Than Fathers?

No, mothers do not inherently receive more child custody rights than fathers. Historically, courts may have favored mothers due to traditional gender roles, but today, both parents have equal legal rights to custody. In Texas, custody decisions are based on the best interests of the child, considering factors like parental availability, potential dangers, and the child’s preferences. Under Texas law, either parent can be granted custody based on what is best for the child.