As a father in a separated family, you may worry or wonder about how you will protect your parent-child relationship. In addition, you may wonder how you will protect yourself from being made to pay excessive child support. In some cases, you may even wonder if you are truly the father. Thankfully, DNA tests can answer that question. Talk to a lawyer if you need help with any legal issue involving paternity and a father’s rights.
Hofland & Tomsheck in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a trusted family law firm ready to help resolve your questions and represent you in legal actions related to your children — whether in a divorce decree, child support order or post decree modification.
Typically, fathers bring questions involving the following issues to the attention of our Nevada family law attorneys:
We consider ourselves an “equal opportunity” law firm for separated and divorced fathers and mothers. Our Las Vegas family law attorneys can help clarify and facilitate legal actions that can help protect your rights and the rights of your child or children in the context of a separation or divorce.
To begin with, we hope you understand that your paternal rights apply whether or not you and the mother were married when the child was conceived or born. You have the right to have access to your children. You have the right to spend quality time with your children, without the mother’s interference. And you have the right to be treated fairly when child support orders are determined.
Are You Dealing With Visitation Denial?
Issues that came up in past family law cases our firm handled on behalf of fathers included questions such as the following:
How can a father fight visitation denial?
What about child relocation, when the primary custodial parent wants to move away with the child?
Can the mother relocate out of state with the child without the father’s permission?
What if the mother denies phone contact?
What if the mother refuses to let the father take the child on vacations?
How will parents collaborate — or resolve conflicts — concerning children’s extracurricular activities?
What if the mother denies the father’s participation in extracurricular activities?
What if the mother denies the child the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities?
What if one parent wants the child to attend a private school, but the other parent disagrees? Or if there is agreement about attendance, will private school tuition be accounted for in a court order?
Are there medical decisions that require parents to collaborate and agree — and what happens if they disagree? Who will pay costs beyond those paid for by health insurance?
Which parent is responsible for paying health insurance for the child or children?
If the parents are unmarried, how will paternity be determined?
If there are allegations of abuse, how can a mother or a father get or contest a restraining order?
What about passports and parental consent if one parent wishes to take the child or children abroad for vacation, for work or for family visits?
Parents may resolve questions such as these through negotiations, through mediation services (FMC) or through the family court. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions regarding fathers’ rights in Nevada, and to help you seek and find legal solutions that will work for you and your child(ren).
Custody Rights For Fathers · Contact Our Las Vegas Family Law Attorneys
For experienced legal representation, contact Hofland & Tomsheck. We offer free initial consultations and are available for evening and weekend appointments. We also charge reasonable rates and accept credit cards. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Las Vegas, just steps away from the federal and state courthouses. To contact our Las Vegas law firm, call or e-mail our office.