What Are the Rights of Fathers Under Pennsylvania Law?
In many cases, a father's legal rights are the same as those of the mother. In matters of child custody and visitation, the courts are supposed to be neutral with respect to gender. Except in certain circumstances involving children under the age of four, fathers have as much right to seek full custody as mothers.
Likewise, decisions about child support should not take into account whether the supporting party is a man or a woman. It is supposed to be a dispassionate calculation based on factors like income, length of marriage and one party's ability to pay versus the other's ability to be self-supporting.
But the truth is often far from this idea. In both society and the courts, fathers seem to be at a disadvantage in many family court matters, even though their legal rights may be identical. At the State College law firm of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we stand up for fathers' rights in child support and custody disputes in central Pennsylvania communities such as Bellefonte, Altoona, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Clearfield, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bloomsburg. Contact our offices today for a free consultation with an experienced family law and fathers' rights attorney.
Experienced Fathers' Rights Advocacy
At Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. , we are trial lawyers. We have substantial experience in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. We understand how to advocate for what is fair and just in court. We know how to balance the aggressive approach that is often necessary to win a case with the sensitivity that issues involving children demand.
Whether you are dealing with a child custody and visitation battle or need guidance in negotiating a sensitive paternity or adoption issue, our attorneys can offer you honest answers, sound legal guidance and dedicated representation.
We invite you to call our offices in State College, Pennsylvania, toll free at 877-233-3148 to schedule a free, informative and discreet consultation with an experienced fathers' rights lawyer. You can also contact us by e-mail now for answers to your important questions or to schedule an appointment.