Mothers' Rights

Mothers’ Rights Attorneys
 in Dutchess County

Protecting Mothers’ Rights to Child Support & Custody

While there have been significant advances in fathers’ rights during divorces in recent years, it is important that they do not come at the expense of a mothers’ rights. Both a mother and father have intrinsic rights to raise and care for their child that cannot be justifiably pushed aside or overlooked. If you are a mother going through a divorce and you feel like your rights are being ignored in favor of your husband’s, you cannot hesitate to seek legal counsel to rebalance the playing field again.

Contact the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC to connect with attorneys who genuinely care about their clients. We are well-known throughout the region as being able to overcome adversities in virtually any family law case by utilizing unique, clever solutions to complex problems. Tell us what is going on during a case evaluation and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

A Mother's Rights Must Be Respected

When the New York divorce court’s total history of judgements is reviewed, there seems to be a historically positive bias towards giving mothers preferential treatment child custody rulings. In some cases, this is an unfortunate consequence of a father's rights being unfairly revoked. In others, it is merely the outcome of the mother being the right choice of primary parent for the child. The court needs to decide based on a child’s best interests, not either parents.

You can show that you deserve physical or legal custody of your child if you:

  • Maintain steady employment with respectable income
  • Do not have a criminal record of violence or DUI
  • Keep a healthy, happy relationship with your child
  • Show no need to relocate in the immediate future

In some situations, a mother's rights might be challenged based on the uncertainty of adoption. If your child is not your biological child, your ex-spouse may argue that you have not inherited full rights as a mother. A divorce attorney’s help will be required to resolve such a complex matter amicably.

Call Our Beacon Divorce Lawyers at 845.605.4330

Protecting your rights as a mother during divorce can be a challenge if you undertake it on your own. The conflict is so close to your heart and well-being, it may begin to feel too personal, and you can understandably miss important information or say the wrong thing. Keep the frustration out of your own hair and let our lawyers take over your case for you. With more than 75 years of collective experience dedicated specifically to divorce and relevant laws, we are confident we can find a positive outcome to your case.

Contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.


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