Understanding Fathers’ Rights In Texas
Unmarried and divorced fathers often have many questions about their parental rights and obligations, especially when it comes to child custody. If you are a father who is involved in a divorce or potential custody action, it may be important to speak to an experienced attorney regarding fathers’ rights in Texas.
Christine G. Albano is a highly respected attorney who is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. From our main law office in Plano, she has successfully represented many fathers in custody and possession cases. She offers many years of experience and aggressive legal advocacy to fathers who are involved in a variety of legal disputes involving children.
In 2014, Ms. Albano was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America*.
Protecting Men’s Rights In Divorce And Custody Disputes
At Albano Law, PLLC, the best interests of children are very important to us. We are also passionate about protecting parent’s rights and fostering cooperative parenting relationships. We always strive to shield children from the effects of drawn-out, adversarial legal battles by helping our clients resolve their differences outside of court whenever possible.
Through skillful negotiation, mediation and collaborative law tactics, we are able to achieve amicable results for many of our clients while saving them time, money and emotional expenses. However, Ms. Albano is an accomplished trial attorney who knows how and when to go to court to fight for her clients’ rights.
We advocate for fathers’ rights in the following types of cases, among others:
- Child custody and possession and access: Many people assume mothers are favored in child custody cases. However, the law provides men and women with equal custody rights. We help our clients obtain parenting plans that support the best interests of children and comply with the law.
- Child support: Texas law requires both parents to financially support their children. As your law firm, we will work to ensure you are not forced to pay more than your fair share.
- Paternity and mistaken paternity: You may need to prove that you are the biological father of your child before you can seek parenting time, possession or custody. We are prepared to help clients through challenges involving paternity and mistaken paternity. If you were previously court ordered to pay child support for a child you recently learned is not, or believe may not be, your biological child, you should contact us to determine if you may qualify under the Mistaken Paternity Statute to have your ongoing child support payments stopped. Time deadlines apply so do not delay contacting us if you believe the Mistaken Paternity statute may apply to you.
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*The Best Lawyers in America 2013. Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC