Fathers Rights

Minneapolis Fathers’ Rights Attorney

There are many reasons why a father may seek his rights regarding his children. Perhaps a child was fathered while he was young or with a woman that wasn’t his spouse. Sometimes fathers’ rights issues arise out of a divorce. No matter the reason why you are seeking to obtain your rights, you need an experienced Minneapolis fathers’ rights attorney representing you. With the proper representation by your side, you can effectively fight for the rights that you are looking for.

Honest And Straightforward Representation

Many men believe that they automatically have natural rights to their child. In Minnesota, the law says that the biological mother is automatically the custodial parent of the child if the child was born out of wedlock. The father in such a situation must petition the court to obtain their custody or visitation rights.

As the father, it is important that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities so you can take the proper steps to protect your rights. At the Burns Law Office, you can receive the help you need in any of the following matters:

  • Child custody and visitation issues – If you want custody of your child or visitation as the result of a divorce or not, you will have to petition the court for the establishment of those rights.

  • Child support and paternity – Sometimes, a man is ordered to pay child support when he isn’t sure the child is his. This means paternity may need to be challenged. Admitting paternity or determining paternity can result in child support obligations without any meaningful fathers’ rights, including visitation. With the help of Mr. Burns, the necessary steps can be taken to protect your rights, whether those rights are to be the parent or to be free from having to pay child support for a child that isn’t biologically yours.

  • False claims and domestic abuse – Sometimes, false claims of domestic abuse can be made against a father to keep him away from the family home or to prevent him from having rights to his children. Mr. Burns can quickly request a “slow cause” hearing so you can have a relationship with your children.

  • Child support modification – In 2007, the Minnesota legislature adopted a new child support law. It changed how child support is determined. If you are a father who is involved in the lives of your children and you have a considerable amount of parenting time, you may be able to have the child support obligation reduced. If you are a custodial parent, you may be able to request an increase in the support the other parent pays.

Protecting Your Paternal Rights

Even if you feel there is no way for you to gain the rights that you know you deserve, it is worth talking to an experienced Minneapolis fathers’ rights attorney immediately. John Burns is well-versed in family law and can use his experience from a long track record to help you through every step of your case.

Contact A Minneapolis Fathers’ Rights Attorney

A father wishing to have rights to his children has options. At the Burns Law Office, you will be presented with those options so you can fight for the rights that are yours and have the relationship with your children that you need and deserve. To learn more about how the Burns Law Office can help you, call 952-898-6834 to request a free consultation.



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