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Fathers rights in Texas

Separation Agreements. Divorce. Child Custody. Visitation. Alimony.

The law firm of Bailey & Galyen is dedicated to helping families in Texas overcome the challenges of a separation, divorce or child custody battle. In such situations, fathers are often left out in the cold, not knowing they have equal custody rights. Our board certified family law specialists are committed to protecting fathers’ rights as well, representing clients all over Texas. Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston area. 

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Breaking Tradition

Historically and traditionally speaking, a child has always been entrusted in the care of their mother. In cases of child custody, the courts are more sympathetic towards mothers, favoring them, even if less capable. Fathers are often shouldered with the financial responsibilities of the custody settlement, paying child support and other child-related expenses, without actually spending much time with their child. What this has meant for fathers is less time with their child, with little or no participation in their child’s welfare and day-to-day life. Non-custodial fathers depend on court-determined visitations that often result in the father and child meeting once a week or in some cases, even once a year. This has caused fathers’ rights to come into the forefront, as more and more non-custodial fathers want to play a bigger role in their child’s life.

What are Father’s Rights?

Simply put, a father has a right to be involved in their child’s life. They have the right to make decisions regarding their children’s day-to-day activities and be a part of them as well. A father has custodial rights. If a father is a custodial parent, he has the right to ask for child support and if custody is not awarded, he has the right to participate in his child’s life without unfair interference. In addition, a father has the right to foster an ongoing relationship with their child, with the best interests of the child in mind. Of course this may mean coming to a compromise with the child’s mother, where arrangements to share parenting can be made with the help of an impartial third party, if both parents have trouble coming to an agreement on their own.

Emotional Roller Coaster

Chances are, when you and your spouse embarked on this relationship, you never anticipated a separation or divorce. Circumstances surrounding your income, property, job and number of children may have changed since then. If a pre/postnuptial agreement was drawn, it may be rendered invalid, based on present circumstances. When the reality of a separation hits, unexpected words and actions may leave both parties upset and overwhelmed. In such a situation, when emotions are running high, the best recourse is to contact a qualified Texas family law specialist as soon as possible.

The Best Possible Resolution

Let’s face it, when a relationship comes to an end, it means emotional and financial upheaval. Issues regarding child custody, child support, alimony, pre and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, fathers’ rights and grandparents, rights are best dealt with when assisted by an experienced family law attorney. A Texas board certified family specialist can make sure that both parties come to a resolution that is fair to all, keeping the best interests of children in mind, if children are involved.

Experience You Can Trust

The family law specialists of Bailey and Galyen have handled a myriad of divorce and family law issues for Texas couples of varying backgrounds and situations. We carefully go through all aspects of your case, bringing years of experience and integrity in handling complicated marital and familial disputes, to assist you in obtaining the best possible resolution. We invite you to get to know us, to establish a comfort level with us. Our initial consultation is free, so that you can decide, in this sensitive time, how Bailey & Galyen might be there for you.

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The law offices of Bailey & Galyen provide skilled legal representation to indiviuals across the State of Texas including the Dallas-Fort Worth communities of Arlington, Bedford, Dallas, Fort Worth, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite and other cities in Texas including Houston Clear Lake / NASA and McAllen, Texas.

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