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Des Moines Fathers’ Rights Attorneys

Protecting & Fighting for Your Paternal Rights

Father at a park with his daughter on his back.Fathers often feel that they take a back seat when it comes to their relationship with their children. Whether you are a divorced father or the legally recognized father of a child whose mother you never married, you retain certain paternal rights by law. Your relationship with your child should never be threatened or diminished due to unfair custody or visitation orders. You also should never be subject to unfair or excessive child support payments.

If you are in a situation in which you feel your rights as a father have been compromised, you should turn to a reliable family law attorney for legal support. Hope Law Firm’s team of Des Moines fathers’ rights lawyers has assisted countless men in defending those rights before Iowa courts. We understand the important role fathers can play in the stability and care of their children which extends far beyond the financial aspects. Our team will fight aggressively to help maintain or restore the rights you deserve and have been granted by law.

Talk to a Des Moines fathers’ rights attorney at Hope Law Firm by requesting a consultation online or at (515) 305-2772.

Fathers’ Rights in Iowa

The courts will always favor the "best interests of the child," and so do not have a preference for mothers over fathers, and vice versa, when determining child custody and visitation rights. Fathers have just as many rights as mothers do under Iowa laws.

As a father, you have the following rights:

  • The right to parent your child with appropriate visitation or custody.
  • The right to make decisions concerning your child’s overall welfare, medical needs, education, and religion
  • The right to a fair and equitable child support order
  • The right to petition the court for modifications to child support or custody orders should you or your ex-spouse experience a substantial change in circumstances relating to work, family, or financial situations

The Law Firm That Is on Your Side

Our Des Moines fathers’ rights attorneys are exceptionally skilled in helping to defend and protect the rights listed above. Should you need legal support with any of these matters, we will work diligently to help you gain what is rightfully yours in respect to your child.

Contact Hope Law Firm to learn more about how we can protect your rights as a father.

Why Hire Hope Law Firm?

  • We have a high success rate in handling complex divorce cases.

  • We take an aggressive approach & have a proven track record.

  • We treat you with compassion, honesty, dignity and respect.

  • We offer payment plans & flexible hours to meet your needs.

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