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Fair Treatment: Championing Father’s Rights

Updated: May 9, 2024 @ 2:09 pm

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At Tad Nelson & Associates, we understand the unique challenges that fathers face in family law proceedings. If you’re considering our law firm for your needs, our approach is tailored to ensure you’ll be treated fairly and equitably.

On this page, we’re reviewing certain aspects of father’s rights. Our goal is to give you important information to help you make the best decision about how to move forward with your situation.

If you would like more personalized service, contact Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock, experienced Galveston family lawyers, today at 409-904-0043. We offer 100% free case evaluations. Confidentiality can be assured.

Understanding Father’s Rights

Father’s rights encompass a wide range of legal issues, including child custody, visitation, child support, and decision-making responsibilities.

Despite societal norms, many fathers feel that the scales are still tipped against them in custody battles and other family court matters.

The State of Texas, like many others, claim that the law does not favor one gender over the other. The Texas Family Code states that the best interest of the child should always be the primary consideration. Texas Family Code § 153.002 implies no prejudice against fathers in these cases.

Child Custody Challenges

One of the most contentious issues fathers confront is custody—legally termed as “conservatorship” in Texas.

Fathers seeking either sole or joint conservatorship often worry about biases that might lean in favor of mothers. However, Texas courts aim to ensure that both parents have frequent and continuing contact with their children. Granted that it’s in the children’s best interests.

To strengthen your case, you should be able to demonstrate your involvement in your children’s lives. This can include activities ranging from attending school events to spending time with them on a regular basis.

Legal strategies we can use may involve presenting evidence of past involvement, stability, and other factors that courts appreciate as defined in Texas Family Code § 153.134.

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Child Support Issues

Child support matters are another legal area where fathers feel they’re treated unfairly. In Texas, child support guidelines are based on the non-custodial parent’s income. However, the situation can become complex if you have fluctuating incomes or if you’re the primary caregiver.

For best results, ensure accurate financial reporting. If the situation calls for it, seek modifications to child support orders. When circumstances change, as outlined in Texas Family Code § 156.401, you have every legal right to seek a modification or change to a child support order.

If you need help or have questions, contact The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates today at 409-904-0043. We’re available 24/7. Schedule your free consultation today.

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Child Paternity Matters

Establishing paternity is a foundational step for unmarried fathers to gain legal rights to their children. In Texas, paternity can be acknowledged voluntarily through an Acknowledgment of Paternity form or established through a court order.

Once paternity is established, you can pursue custody and visitation rights. However, such legal wrangling can impose child support responsibilities.

Legal Strategies & Considerations

Having the right legal strategy is a key factor in affirming your rights as a father.

For fathers facing uphill battles, mediation might be a worthwhile consideration before entering the courtroom. Mediation can be a lot easier while creating an environment for a cooperative approach to resolving both child custody and child support issues.

Why Choose Tad Nelson & Associates?

We’re Experienced Father’s Rights Lawyers

Seasoned family law attorneys Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock bring decades of experience and a deep understanding of Texas family law to your aid. We’re well aware of the best practices & strategies for ensuring that you get the best results possible from the Galveston family courts.

We’re committed to fighting vigorously for your rights. We want to give you a strong & dominant presence in any legal proceedings you’re involved in.

If you’re a father seeking legal representation on a family law matter, contact Tad Nelson & Associates at 409-904-0043. We have family law office locations in both Galveston & League City for your convenience.

If you have questions or would like to schedule your 100% free & confidential consultation, contact us 24/7 to get started.


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