Fathers' Rights Lawyers in Rockville
Fighting for Your Best Interests & Fighting for Your Rights
Fathers are just as important to the well-being of their children as mothers are. Unfortunately, in many cases, fathers are either not granted the same level of access to their children as mothers are or they are not granted the same level of responsibility for the care of their children. At the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee, we believe that fathers should have a meaningful role in the lives of their children. That is why we fight to ensure that fathers' rights are protected.
Contact our firm at (301) 417-5351 to schedule an appointment with our fathers' rights attorney in Maryland.
Fathers' Rights in Maryland: What Do They Include?
Fathers' rights in Maryland include the right to seek custody of your children, visitation rights, and the right to be involved in important decisions regarding your children's welfare.
If you are not granted custody of your children, you can ask the court to modify the custody arrangement. Maryland law requires that the court presume that both parents are equally fit to be the custodial parent. In most cases, the court will grant joint custody to both parents. However, if one parent is deemed unfit or if there is a history of domestic violence, the court may grant sole custody to the other parent.
Fathers also have the right to seek reasonable visitation rights. You can ask the court to grant you visitation rights if you are not granted the same level of access to your children as the mother is. You can also ask the court to grant you more visitation time than the mother is granting you.
The court will also assume that both parents are equally fit to make decisions regarding the upbringing of their children. This means that both parents will have input in decisions such as the child's education, medical care, and religious upbringing. However, if the court finds that one parent is unfit, he or she will be stripped of this right.
Contact Our Firm Today for Help
At the Law Offices of Ellen L. Lee, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of fathers and fathers' rights. We are committed to helping you gain custody of your children, visitation rights, and other rights.
Contact our Rockville fathers' rights attorneys to schedule an appointment with our firm.