Waco Father’s Rights Attorneys
Protect Your Rights & Future with Your Child
Although progress has been made, many courts may still side with the mother in any dispute involving children. Unfortunately, this is often not what is in the best interests of the child, nor does it encourage a healthy relationship with a father.
With Blanchard & Thomas on your side, you can pursue your rights as a father and fight to be a positive and present influence in your children’s lives. We are backed by years of experience and are equipped to handle even the most complex father’s rights cases. As a small firm, we are able to devote significant personal attention to your case and will always prioritize your needs.
Rights Under Texas Law
Although the simplest way to determine if a man is considered to be a father is if he was married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth, these situations can get much more complex. There are many ways that you can be considered a father and it’s important to discuss your options with a Waco family law attorney to see what might apply to your situation.
You are considered a father if one of the following is true:
- You are presumed to be the father
- You are legally determined to be the father
- You are adjudicated by a court to be the father
- You have acknowledged paternity
- You are an adoptive father
Once paternity is established, you are afforded certain rights in the raising and upbringing of your child or children.
The following outlines some basic father’s rights:
- The right to have physical custody of the child
- The right to have a say in the child’s religious upbringing
- The right to have a say in the child’s medical care
- The right to have a say in the child’s education
As a father, you are legally responsible for the well-being of the child. Part of fulfilling these obligations can include supporting the child even if you and the child’s mother are not in a relationship.
We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.
We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us more than their payments.
We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mail within 24 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to always know what we know and vice-versa, and overcome them.
While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our client’s choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.
We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.