Know Your Rights – Explaining the Legal Rights of Fathers

When it comes to family law, men are often at a disadvantage in the legal system. This is especially true when it comes to custody, paternity and other family disputes that may lead to court involvement. At Davis and Associates, Attorneys at Law, LLC, our Miami father’s rights lawyers work to help men understand their legal rights and how the courts make decisions in these cases.

Whether you are looking to fight for custody, are dealing with allegations of domestic abuse or need advice on a paternity matter, our attorneys can answer your questions and provide the aggressive advocacy you need. For a free consultation, please contact us online, visit our website at

In most states, including Florida, mothers do not automatically get custody of their children after a divorce. Instead, the courts look at each case individually and award custody based on what they consider to be in the best interests of the child. This is why it is important for parents to understand their legal rights and how the courts make these decisions.

Many fathers do not realize that they have parental rights if they are married to the mother of their children at the time of their birth. However, if a man establishes paternity through a court action, he will have equal parental rights and responsibilities to the child’s biological mother. This is true even if the woman does not want to raise her child or chooses to give it up for adoption.

A court can only terminate a parent’s rights if it is shown that the parent has committed certain serious acts or is unfit to be a parent. Generally, this means that the parent has abused or neglected the child or if he or she is unable to meet the basic needs of the child. In addition, the judge must also determine that the termination is in the best interests of the child.

Misconceptions about poverty and neglect can often lead to children being taken away from parents who are struggling to survive. In fact, more than 80 percent of all child welfare investigations involve some form of neglect or abuse claim. By raising awareness about this issue, we hope to change the way these decisions are made. To do this, we created the “Your Family, Your Rights” flier to inform families of their rights and how to access resources to advocate for themselves.