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Fathers’ Rights Attorneys in Chicago

Protecting the Rights of Fathers

Studies show that children benefit from having a father figure in their lives. Historically, there has been a clear bias in family law cases wherein mothers are given preference over fathers for custody and parenting time. Nowadays, courts do not maintain any bias or preferential treatment when deciding family law cases – yet there are still fathers throughout the country who lack parental rights.

At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we are dedicated to upholding our clients’ rights and helping them obtain rightful access to their children. Our fathers’ rights attorneys in Chicago recognize the struggle that many fathers face in court and are determined to fight for them.

Discuss your case with us today by calling (312) 487-2795 or contacting us online.

Fathers’ Rights Cases

Fathers have the same parental rights as mothers – but unfortunately, a father’s rights are often more likely to be infringed upon than a mother’s. If you are facing unfair treatment or believe your parental rights have been violated, consult with the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C.

We routinely handle cases involving:

  • Child custody: Despite statutes ending outdated gender biases in family court proceedings, many mothers still receive custody while fathers struggle to obtain legal and/or physical custody. At the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., we fight to ensure that custody decisions are truly in the best interests of the child – which often means granting fathers custody rights.
  • Visitation: Even if a father does not receive custody of a child, he should still have the right to visitation (barring extreme circumstances). Many fathers face false allegations of abuse or neglect or are denied visitation rights when the mother of their children fails to uphold a parenting agreement. Our Chicago fathers’ rights attorneys can assist with any of these kinds of cases.
  • Child support: Our firm can assist you if you have been saddled with an unreasonable child support payment obligation. We can also step in if you are not receiving enough child support from the mother of your child.

Pursuing Justice for Fathers throughout Chicagoland

You have the right to visit or parent your biological child. Every case is different, but our firm is committed to helping fathers establish and protect their rights. Do not hesitate to consult with our Chicago fathers’ rights attorneys.

Call (312) 487-2795 to set up your free 20-minute consultation.

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