Historically, men have been treated unequally in the courts regarding family law concerns. There was even the “tender years doctrine” that stated it was in a child’s best interest to be with the mother. However, this is no longer the case. The main objective of today’s courts is to do what is best for the children involved. The Clarksville law office of Steven C. Girsky understands that both fathers and mothers have an equal right to become the primary residential parent. Dedicated to protecting fathers’ rights, the firm is committed to helping Tennessee and Kentucky families find plans tailored to their needs.

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Today, more and more men want to be the primary residential parent, and in the past few years, the law has changed from custody and visitation to shared parenting and parenting plans. The law is no longer about doing what is fair for the parents. The courts of Tennessee and Kentucky are dedicated to doing what is best for the children, while continuing to recognize parental rights.

In most divorce cases, the court will conduct a best interest analysis, which is an open-ended evaluation specific to each individual case. The court considers everything from which parent helps kids with homework to who takes them to medical appointments.

The courts also consider who is more likely to encourage visitation. If one party is always obstructing visitation, that is considered a major red flag to any judge. In the end, the court wants both parents to be involved in the lives of their children and they will encourage a plan that facilitates co-parenting.

Unmarried Fathers’ Rights

Many fathers are unaware that they have rights to child custody and visitation even if the father never married the mother. Both Tennessee and Kentucky recognize unmarried fathers’ rights because of the importance in keeping families together, despite separation between families. We can assist you with the visitation guidelines to determine whether the court will strictly apply the guidelines or will use broad discretion in creating visitation plans for you and your child.

When you need help protecting your rights, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. If you wait to speak to an attorney, you may find yourself running into bigger problems down the road, as the mother of your children may try to prevent you from spending time with your kids. Involving the court early on in a custody, visitation or child support dispute provides the court with the opportunity to enter a binding legal decree.

Every case is different, but in the end, protecting fathers’ rights is about protecting families. Whether you are going through a military divorce or you are an unmarried dad who would like to be more involved in your child’s life, The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky can help you understand fathers’ rights and provide you with options.

Contact Attorney Girsky

Offering off-site, evening and weekend appointments in addition to weekly business hours, The Law Office of Steven C. Girsky serves clients throughout the greater Clarksville and Hopkinsville areas. Credit cards are accepted and payment plans are available. Contact them today for a free initial consultation.