Father’s Rights – Protect Your Rights as a Father
Fathers are an important and essential part of a child’s emotional development and overall well-being.
Experts agree that children are best served when shared parenting occurs and children experience emotional, physical, and financial support of both of their parents. No matter what the experts say, children want to have both parents involved in their lives.
In divorce proceedings, Utah law requires that both the father and the mother are treated in the same way; many people believe that despite what the law says, there is favoritism toward women in Utah Family Law cases when divorce or decisions related to divorce are decided.
The Law Offices of Wall & Wall will help you create a resolution that results in the fair and equitable enforcement of your rights as a loving father.
Protecting Custody Rights for Fathers in Utah
Your father’s rights continue even after a divorce is settled.
A divorced father has the right to request or contest a modification to a divorce settlement agreement, such as to petition the court for a parental relocation if you get remarried or have to move because of business. We can help you seek adjustments to spousal support and child supports if you lose your job, or if you have been seriously injured, or if you face other circumstances that have negatively affected your income.
Father’s Rights Relating to Paternity Actions and Establishment
Establishing paternity is the first step in protecting your father’s rights.
It is usually fathers who pay child support, so it is important that paternity has been established. Utah has very strict laws that are required for a father to establish paternity. If a man does not follow these laws, he may lose his ability to assert his rights as a father. If a father is listed on the birth certificate, or even if a father undergoes a DNA test, he does not automatically achieve legal status as father. If paternity is contested, a man must go to court and have an Order that declares he is the father, which is accomplished through a Paternity Action, and is also called an Action for Parentage.
If you are interested in learning more about child support and paternity, contact a family attorney at the Attorneys of Wall & Wall for more information.
Why Choose Wall & Wall?
We are trusted and experienced in helping men through difficult divorces.
One of the most stressful things a man can go through is a divorce. Wall & Wall is a family law firm that will fight for your father’s rights in Utah, and we will try to make the divorce process easier on everyone involved. The Utah divorce attorneys at Wall & Wall are focused on the issues that men face in a divorce including child custody, paternity, and modification of agreements.
If you are a good man who needs help with a family law matter in Utah, call the Father’s Rights Attorneys at Wall & Wall today.