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Fathers Are Misunderstood

When many people think about a situation involving parents who are divorced or separated, they sometimes think that the father is the one who leaves the home and doesn’t want much to do with the children. This isn’t quite how it happens all the time as fathers have rights to their children just as much as mothers do in Nassau County, New York. There are rights that fathers have that they might not know about because they fear that they won’t win any kind of visitation in court and only be seen as a bank that sends child support each month. There have been significant changes in how fathers are involved with their children, leading to a Father’s Rights movement across the country according to the Huffington Post. More people are seeing that children can live with the father just as much as they can live with the mother, which has prompted more attorneys to look at ways to help fathers succeed in raising their children.

The Rights of Fathers

Whether a father is married or not, there are still rights that the man has when it comes to his children. If there are obstacles in the way, then the father can seek the assistance of an attorney who will fight for visitation or custody of the child. According to FindLaw, fathers have a right to object when the other parent wants to place a child for adoption. The father can seek assistance from an attorney to petition for the custody of the child. A father who is expecting a baby and opposes the termination of the pregnancy cannot prevent it from taking place. On the other hand, if a father opposes that the pregnancy is carried to term, the father is still responsible for supporting the child after birth. There are some groups that support the rights of fathers that suggest men should be able to deny fatherhood and sign over any obligation to support the child if the child is born against the wishes of the father.

Paternity Leave: The Family Medical Leave Act

Mothers are eligible for maternity leave in most situations. Groups advocate that fathers should be able to take the same time off of work when a new baby arrives. There are some countries and states that allow this, but many do not. The Family and Medical Leave Act is in the process of allowing parents to take up to 12 weeks off of work to bond with a new child that is born or adopted into the family.

Child Custody

The topic of custody is one that can be touchy for some fathers. New York family legislation is written to be fair to both father and mother in custody battles.  Nevertheless, in the practical application of the law, courts frequently favor mothers in child custody and child support disputes. Even more regrettably, men who were never married to their child’s mother can find it much more difficult to win custody or visitation rights, even though the law expressly provides that marital status has no effect on parental rights. 

Your Nassau County father’s rights lawyer can fight for the rights of fathers to gain more hours for visitation during the week, shared custody or full custody if the mother is not available for the child or if the mother is seen as unfit for the best interests of the child. Fathers have a right to declare that they deserve shared parenting time, especially if the father can prove that he has a substantial home environment and can financially support the child. At times, one parent might interfere with the custodial time of the other. An attorney can step in to ensure that the custodial parent or the parent who is supposed to have time with the child receives that designated time. There are some situations where interfering with parenting time can be seen as a felony. There could be changes in the custody agreement as well as financial obligations.

Child Support

If you are a father presently facing a divorce or separation agreement in Nassau County, New York, it is strongly recommended that you retain the services of a skilled Father’s Rights attorney to protect your rights as a father. Child support is a matter that will arise if you have children.

Customarily, child support is calculated on the basis of a set formula, but specific child support amounts can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Combined parental income is figured out by first subtracting social security and taxes. Here are basic child support calculations.  Bear in mind that these may vary depending upon your particular situation and the needs of the child or children:

  1. One child – 17% of combined parental income
  2. Two children – 25% of combined parental income
  3. Three children – 29% of combined parental income
  4. Four children – 31% of combined parental income
  5. Five or more children – 35% of combined parental income

Unmarried Fathers

If the father is not married to the mother, then the father has to essentially adopt the child in order to have any kind of parental rights. If the child is not legally the father’s, then seeking visitation with the child can be difficult without the assistance of an attorney. It’s important for fathers to know the paternity of the child as the information can be used for everything from visitation to orders of child support. The paternity of the child can be requested at any time after the child is born and by either parent.

Assistance Of An Attorney

Fathers can and should consult with a family law attorney to get help with filing for custody, seeking visitation or requesting a paternity test. The attorney can fight for the rights of the father that are often looked over in a separation or divorce, seeking fair treatment for all parties who are involved in the life of the child.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
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Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
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Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
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Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
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AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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