Husbands and fathers face unique challenges in divorce and child custody cases. Our Portland-based attorneys understand the specific struggles that confront men. We’re committed to protecting fathers’ rights with strong, active representation.

As written, custody laws don’t favor one parent over the other. There’s a common belief, however, that mothers have an unfair advantage. Goldberg Jones stands dedicated to overcoming this bias. It’s paramount to present a father’s best case and lead the court to apply the law without regard to gender.

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What are a Father’s Rights?

Barring extreme circumstances, a father has the right to be part of his child’s life. This means on a regular basis and in a meaningful way.

Both parents have equal rights and opportunities to pursue custody.

In the areas we serve, Oregon and Washington, it’s your right as a father to request custody. If awarded custody, you may also petition the court for child support. These payments help cover the costs of necessities for your child.

The cost of child support covers a variety of things, including food, shelter, clothing, health-care, and other routine expenses.

Even if the court doesn't grant you custody, you have the right see your children. Regular, reasonable visitation is your right as father under the law. Additionally, it’s your right for this time to remain free from interference by the other parent.

Barring extreme circumstances, a father has the right to be part of his child’s life. This means on a regular basis and in a meaningful way.

Both parents have equal rights and opportunities to pursue custody.

In the areas we serve, Oregon and Washington, it’s your right as a father to request custody. If awarded custody, you may also petition the court for child support. These payments help cover the costs of necessities for your child.

This includes food, shelter, clothing, health-care, and other routine expenses.

Even if the court doesn't grant you custody, you have the right see your children. Regular, reasonable visitation is your right as father under the law. Additionally, it’s your right for this time to remain free from interference by the other parent.

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Protecting Your Rights

Courts increasingly emphasize the importance of keeping both parents an active part of a child’s life following divorce or separation. This is important for fathers. It’s both your right and obligation to participate in raising your children.

Unfortunately, you often have to fight to make sure this happens. That’s where our experienced child custody lawyers come in.

It may be your right to pursue custody, but it often takes time, energy, and effort to accomplish. Our attorneys have been through this process many times and can help every step of the way.

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When ruling on custody, the court places the best interests of children above all other concerns. Their well being is the ultimate priority.

Many factors go into this decision. Parenting ability, the child’s relationship with each parent and other siblings, income, stability, emotional and physical health and safety, and other elements play a role.

It’s your job to show you’re the best fit as a parent and that your child will be safest in your care. Maintaining a constant presence for your child has a huge influence on their life. It’s not always easy to achieve, but it’s still important.

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When couples can’t come to terms on these or other important issues, they often must go through arbitration or mediation. If such methods of alternative dispute resolution don’t work, you may ultimately find yourself in trial.


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Stay Active

When it comes to acting on your paternal rights, don’t fall into the trap of being passive. You need to take an active approach. Maintain a consistent presence. Take advantage of the opportunities you do have to spend time with your kids.

If you truly want custody or substantial visitation, you may have to fight for it. Take an involved approach to your case. These situations often become heated and complex. Many times, it’s in your best interests to hire an attorney.

At Goldberg Jones in Portland, our experienced child custody lawyers offer sensible, practical insight and advice. Let our professional, dedicated team steer you towards victory and protect your rights as a father.

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