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Father’s Rights Attorney in Orlando, FL Standing Up For the Rights of Dad’s in Divorce and Child Custody

Historically, in Florida men going through a divorce or child custody case would almost always receive less time-sharing and pay more child support for children than the mothers did. This resulted in children being raised primarily by the mothers with dad’s playing a very small role in the raising of the child.

In recent years, however, Florida lawmakers and child custody courts have realized the importance of both parents playing an active and liberal role in the raising of their children. The rights of fathers in Florida child custody and visitation cases have come further in recent years than at any time in recent history.

Our Firm can assist with Men’s Divorce, Father’s Rights Cases, and Paternity Establishment for unmarried fathers. Call Now: 407-574-6155

As a man facing a divorce or custody situation, it is important that you have a lawyer who understands the allegations that will come from the other side and assist you with a plan for your case that will minimize the weight of the accusations coming from the other party to the case.

These accusations commonly include; domestic violence, substance abuse, or a wide array of different reasons why your relief in the divorce case should be limited. When allegations are false, there is a very defined strategy behind them that is tailored to minimize your time-sharing, to force you to pay more support than need be, to force you to pay the other side’s attorney’s fees, to leave you with more than your fair share of the debt, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What type of fees do you charge? Based on the facts of each case the attorney will quote a refundable balance that the client will agree to keep replenished at all times during the case. This can start as low as $1500 and you only replenish each month based on how much work we do in the case that month. When the case is over, any unused portion is refunded back to you meaning we don’t keep the leftovers.

This is very different from the non-refundable fees that many other firms charge. So as you are researching for a divorce attorney who is the best fit for you, always ask if a fee you pay will be refundable or non-refundable.

Do you charge a consultation fee? There is a very small consultation fee needed in order to secure your spot on the attorney’s calendar that will range between $25 to $50 and if you decide to hire the firm this will be credited to your first month’s statement.

We maintain a personal commitment to provide a more detailed case analysis than you would get elsewhere for a “free consultation”.

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