Understanding Your Rights As An Unmarried Parent In Arkansas
All parents, regardless of whether they are married to each other or not, have the right to maintain meaningful relationships with their children. Under Arkansas law, however, it is necessary to establish paternity before those rights can be exercised. These cases can become quite complex, and it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced Little Rock custody attorney.
For unmarried couples, the father is a legal stranger to the child prior to establishing paternity. At The Wright Law Firm, I represent mothers and fathers in all aspects of custody and visitation matters. I, attorney Trey Wright, have helped countless clients in these types of cases, and I am committed to seeing that their parental rights are protected.
Establishing Visitation And Child Support
Once paternity has been established, the father has all the same rights and responsibilities as the mother. In most cases, the child’s mother has no objection to the child’s relationship with the father. If she does, though, it does not take away from the father’s parental rights. Legal action can be taken to establish and enforce a custody and visitation agreement.
As your lawyer, I will do everything in my power to help you reach a favorable outcome. If you are a mother and have concerns about the child’s safety under the father’s care, I will work to ensure that your child is not put in harm’s way. If you are a father wishing to establish a relationship with your child, I will help you establish paternity and fight for your parental rights.