Father’s Rights

Father’s Rights Attorney In Anoka, Minnesota

Minnesota law actually does not favor the parental rights of the mother over the father, but many fathers feel that there is a lot of bias within the court process when it comes to them getting custody of their children or being able to exercise their rights.

If you are a father looking to receive what you are entitled to in family court, Christian Peterson is a highly experienced Anoka family law lawyer who can help you obtain the results that you seek. Rather than face the matter on your own, you can have the guidance that you need through a difficult process.

Achieving Custody Rights

Father’s rights issues tend to come up when a father has a child out of wedlock. In this case, he may end up with little to no custody rights. This could be due to signing a recognition of parentage or because he was not previously represented properly in the initial paternity action.

Mr. Peterson is highly experienced in family law and can help fathers achieve the rights that they deserve. Here are some of the issues that he can help you with:

  • Child custody
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Adoptions
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Parenting time
  • Spousal maintenance

These are just some of the issues that you can receive legal assistance with. Any time your rights as a father are compromised, it is your right to restore or establish your rights so you can provide for your children emotionally and/or financially.

Protecting Your Rights As A Father

It is important to protect your rights as a father. Your Minnesota family law lawyer will do just that for you. In some cases, paternity will have to be established if you were never married to the mother. The mother may also request that paternity be established through genetic testing rather than the signing of a Recognition of Parentage. Usually, a Recognition of Parentage is enough to declare that you are the father of the child. Other times, it may not be. This is especially true when the mother states that there could be multiple possibilities or there is another man claiming to be the father of the child. The court has to order genetic testing, but it is a definitive method to establishing paternity so that you can exercise your right to be a father to your child.

Once paternity is established, you can move forward with parenting time, custody arrangements, and child support matters. You will be in the position to do what is in the best interest of your child.