Top Mistakes Fathers Make

Fathers are frequently concerned that their parental rights may be in jeopardy during a child custody case. The erroneous assumptions many fathers make in these cases can interfere with their chances for a meaningful relationship with their children following a divorce.

At the law firm of Stephen T. Holman, P.A., in Pensacola, we have been representing clients in complex child custody matters for more than 30 years. We understand the issues that fathers face and the mistakes they make that can limit their parental rights. We are providing information on some of the top mistakes fathers make in child custody cases so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your interests and your future with your children.

Things Fathers Should Avoid in Florida Custody Proceedings

  1. Believing that they have inferior rights as a parent: Florida law has no statutory bias in favor of one parent over the other with regard to who is better suited to care for the children.
  2. Waiting to take action to enforce their parental rights: If you want to have a relationship with your children, take immediate action to protect your rights. Failure to do so can make it appear as though you have no interest in being a parent.
  3. Failing to pay child support: If you don't pay child support, it can make it much more difficult to make a strong argument for parental rights. The court is less likely to support a father's bid for parental rights if he is not willing to accept his responsibility for the financial support of the child.
  4. Failing to hire an attorney: Child custody cases have the potential to become extremely emotional, and emotions can get in the way of clear decision-making. Having a dedicated Florida child custody lawyer to guide you through these proceedings can help to ensure that your interests are fully represented and that you receive the best chance of a favorable outcome.

Contact a Skilled Fathers' Rights Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation about your concerns regarding fathers' rights in Florida, call 850-316-8243 or toll free at 866-331-5998 or contact us online.