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Fathers' Rights

Protecting A Father's Important Role

Fathers play an important role in the lives of their children. Studies have shown that children who grow up without a father in their lives are more likely to be undereducated and abuse drugs or alcohol.

At Lucas Law we are committed to helping fathers fight for their parental rights. Our firm represents both married and unmarried fathers throughout Illinois. To discuss your case with one of our experienced Barrington fathers' rights attorneys, contact us online.

Representing Divorced And Unwed Fathers

Fathers often face an uphill battle in divorce and child custody disputes. Though the court system recognizes the importance of a father's role in his children's lives, stereotypes still exist. Additionally, mothers may use the court system as a tool to gain an upper hand in a divorce or child custody case. Tactics such as false claims of domestic violence and withholding of visitation are commonly used by mothers to put a wedge between a father and his children.

If you are going through a divorce or you have been denied visitation with your children, you need experienced legal counsel on your side. Our attorneys will help you fight for your parental rights through the negotiation or litigation of child custody and visitation and child support agreements that protect the best interests of your children.

For unmarried fathers, the first step in asserting parental rights is establishing paternity. This can be done in two ways. One parent may file a Petition of Paternity with the court and establish paternity through agreement of the parties or a DNA test. The father may also file a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP). Once paternity is established, you will have the same rights and obligations to child custody, visitation and child support as a married father.

Contact The Lake Zurich Parental Rights Attorneys Of Lucas Law

To learn more about how our lawyers can help you protect your rights and relationship with your children, contact us online or call 847-381-8700.

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