Fathers' Rights Lawyer in Westchester County
Feeling Overwhelmed by a System that Favors Mothers?
Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we know the difficulties that fathers face as they try to maintain connections
with their children in the wake of
divorce or in the case of a paternity dispute.
Attorney Andrea Friedman is a distinguished attorney in the field of matrimonial and family law
and she is prepared to help you fight for your rights as a father.
Protecting Your Legal Rights As a Father
Technically, institutionalized maternal preference in child custody cases
has not been in practice in New York for decades; however, it is still
a matter of fact that courts tend to favor mothers over fathers when making
these determinations. That is why you as a father need a skilled Westchester
County divorce lawyer on your side—to make sure that your parental
rights are protected and that you are given the same consideration as
the children's mother during divorce proceedings.
Friedman & Friedman can help protect your rights to:
It may also be important for you to legally establish paternity. This is
particularly true if you are not married to your children's mother,
nor were you at the time of their conception or birth. Failure to establish
paternity could lead to you having no legal rights as a parent regarding
your own children.
Fathers' Rights Association of New York State
The attorneys at Friedman & Friedman serve as General Counsel for the
Fathers' Rights Association of New York State, a non-profit organization committed to protecting the rights of fathers
during a divorce or child custody case, as well as promoting the strong
bond between men and their children.
Call Us Today - (914) 873-4410
While the system can be prejudiced against fathers seeking custody of their
children or visitation rights, your situation is far from hopeless. A
skilled family lawyer knows exactly what your rights are and how to protect
them. You deserve to play a role in the lives of your sons and daughters
- we can help to make sure that you do. Our aim is to help parents secure
the legal rights they need to be active participants in their children's
lives, and to maintain crucial relationships with them to the extent that
is possible and in the child's best interest.
Read Actual Client Testimonials from Thankful Fathers:
"They made sure that my children will always have me in their lives"
Sari and Andrea were more than just attorneys to me. My wife blindsided
me when she filed for divorce. I was a faithful husband and gave her a
fantastic lifestyle but, when there was a chance that we would have to
temporarily downsize, she filed for divorce saying: "If you would
have cheated we could have worked it out".
There is no divorce in my family although her family is like a revolving
door with divorce being more the norm. I was an emotional wreck just thinking
of the devastating effects that divorce could have on our wonderful, innocent
children. I did not want my children to grow up without their father.
Thanks to Sari and Andrea for helping me both emotionally and legally.
They not only guided me to reaching a financial settlement of divorce
but also made sure that my children will always have me in their lives.
If you are in the unfortunate position of needing a divorce lawyer then
chose Friedman and Friedman.
"You fought like a true warrior for my rights!"
Although I am still in a state of shock, I feel I have to thank you once
again. When I came to your office my spirit, my will and my heart where
totally broken. You changed all of that. For that, I thank you.
My nightmare began almost a decade ago when my now ex-wife took my little
toddler from the babysitter and disappeared. My ex was a highly educated
woman who was a master at "gaming" the system. At one point
my ex had even fled the country with my child. I interviewed many attorneys
and tried a few. But none had the mindset of pursuing my rights as a father.
Their goal was simply to mitigate the inevitable damage that a father/man
can incur in the court system. As a result I had no contact with my child
for over eight years.
You fought like a true warrior for my rights! Now I have my freedom, sole
legal and physical custody of my child and my life has never been so good.
As a renewed family we are going to have some ups and downs to negotiate
and most likely some growing pains. But as long as we're together
I know we'll be alright.
I would and will highly recommend you and your firm to every man I come
into contact with that is facing what often turns out to be one of life's
most traumatic experiences. I would further caution any man facing this
type of life altering event – given the serious nature of the outcome,
this is not the time to be penny wise and pound foolish!
Once again I would like to thank you most of all. But I would also like
to thank your thoughtful, caring and courteous staff for helping to give
me my life back.