Seattle Family Law Attorneys
Family Lawyers Protecting Father’s Rights
It is a common trend throughout Washington and the rest of the United States that mothers are still favored as the primary care-givers for children. Despite statistics showing that more and more fathers are spending considerable amounts of time taking care of their children, court rulings tend to lean in the favor of mothers when considering such things as child custody, visitation and child support. At our Seattle law offices, we provide representation to men who feel that their rights as fathers are in danger. Sometimes a divorce settlement can result in terms that are unfair and our family lawyers will do everything they can to protect father’s rights.
Aggressively Defending Father’s Rights
Research has shown that it is very important for children to have both mothers and fathers actively participating in their lives. Through every stage of development, children can greatly benefit from having both parents because they each bring something different to the table. Recent studies show that the absence of a father from a child’s life can lead to a wide variety of negative consequences that can affect the child’s future emotional and behavioral state.
It is in the children’s best interests to have both parents present during their lives, but sometimes personal vendettas and disagreements can get in the way of this. Our Seattle family attorneys have seen many parents use their children as pawns simply to get back at the other parent. This is unfortunate, as these parents will realize too late that their children are the ones who really lost in the situation and their relationship with the other parent was sacrificed as a result. Not having a relationship with a parent can affect a child for the rest of their life and is never a desirable situation. A Seattle family lawyer at our firm can help preserve your rights and make sure your children do not miss out on having a relationship with their father.