Monmounth County Child Custody Lawyers

Fathers’ Rights

The days of the mother who always receives custody in a divorce are long gone. New Jersey courts are empowered to provide equal rights and access to both mothers and fathers in divorce proceedings. Today, both parents often work to support their families, and sometimes, the stay at home parent is the father. However, our laws have not had a chance to fully catch up with the changes in societal family dynamics. Many times, fathers may feel overshadowed by the stereotypical image of the woman as a caregiver, and fail to stand up for their rights, even if it is in the best interest of their children. Having an Ocean Township fathers’ rights lawyer on your side is essential to maintaining access to your children, and securing the best possible future for therm.

Fathers are critical to a child’s well-being. If you are a father facing divorce in New Jersey, you need an experienced fathers’ rights advocate to protect your relationship with your children. At Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C., we take fathers’ rights seriously. Studies have shown that when children do not have a father figure in their life, they are more likely to do the following while still in their teens:

  • Commit acts of domestic violence
  • Drop out of school
  • Use illegal drugs

Without a strong father figure, children are at a disadvantage. Nothing is worth fighting for more than your relationship with your child. At Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C., we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.  Some issues that we can help you with include:

  • Arranging for adoption of a stepchild
  • Changing a New Jersey custody order already in place
  • Concerns about your spouse fleeing the state with your children
  • Legally establishing paternity
  • Parental alienation
  • Paternity issues (DNA testing)
  • Recalculating child support orders
  • Receiving primary custody of your children
  • Relocating out of state with your children or new family
  • Terminating an unfit mother’s parental rights

Courts cannot make custody decisions on the basis of a parent’s gender. Rather, courts must make custody decisions that are in the best interest of the child. Joint custody may refer to the legal custody of a child or to actual physical custody of the child. Sole custody refers to one parent having full custody of the child in terms of decision-making and physical custody. A mother cannot refuse visitation to the father, even if child support is not paid, without a petition for contempt of court having been filed.

Ocean Township Child Custody Lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. Advocate for Fathers’ Rights in New Jersey

If you are a man facing a divorce in New Jersey, you need to consider the challenge ahead of you in regards to custody of your children. You need a lawyer in your corner who believes in what you are fighting for, and has a successful track record of fighting for fathers’ rights in New Jersey. Do not let your child’s future hang in the balance without putting up a serious fight. If you need a strong advocate on your side, the Monmouth County child custody lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. are ready to help. We have the resources and dedication to properly handle your case.

To start fighting for your child’s future, call us today at 732-493-9400 or contact us online.  With offices located in Eatontown, we proudly serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Mercer County as well as the communities of Colts Neck, Rumson, Deal, Monmouth Beach, Little Silver, and Holmdel.

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