Father’s Rights Attorneys in Carlsbad
Certified Family Law Specialists
At Griffith, Young & Lass, we understand the special challenges and unique issues that fathers face in family law. We are here to help you in the fight of your life: your relationship with your children.
Too many fathers have suffered the heartache of losing the close relationship they once enjoyed with their children at the hands of the largely biased family court system. There is a perception, largely due to real-life experiences, that family courts are biased against fathers and that mothers are perceived to be more suited to provide primary care to their children.
Our Approach to Father’s Rights Cases
Believe it or not, the law in California begins with the presumption that parents should share joint custody of their children. If you are a father who wants joint custody, the law is on your side. At GYL, we have had great success representing men because we have a plan for each case. The keys to success within a biased system are recognition, education, preparation, and presentation:
- Recognize the bias and identify the issues giving rise to the bias. Effective counter argument is impossible without an understanding as to what you are up against.
- Educate the father as to what the court and the court-appointed evaluators and mediators will be looking for.
- Prepare the father for success at mediation and in court. This includes role playing mediation interviews, role playing testimony in court, gathering documents and information relevant to parenting issues, etc.
- Presentation of the case in court is of upmost importance when faced with a biased system. At times, there is a natural inclination for family court judges to draw on personal experience to make assumptions that assist them in making their orders. This is where bias comes in.It is the job of your family law attorney to “fill the gaps” with evidence. The more relevant information that you give to the judge, the less room there is for biased gap filling. Given sufficient evidence, your family lawyer can argue the facts and tie them to the law, effectively funneling the court toward the desired result.
Every child custody case has a unique set of facts and circumstances. Every case has its own path to success. At GYL, we can identify the potential issues in your case and help you build a plan that will give you the best chance for success. Call us now to talk to an experienced family law attorney about your case.
We are passionate about helping families remain intact even when the parents are no longer together. If you’re concerned about losing your parental rights as a father, we can help. Submit an online contact form here or call us at (858) 371-5569.
It was the best decision I’ve made yet and hopefully, it will be yours too.- Ian R.
Understanding, accessible, and I was very happy with the outcome of my case. If I could give a higher rating I would!- Jennifer P.
All three lawyers worked together on the issues surrounding my case, which helped greatly when I was in need of answers or support.- Kelsey L.
I couldn’t have made it without them! I highly recommend them!- Frankie S.
Worth every penny! My custody case went as stress-free as it could possibly be.- Emily B.
I highly recommend GYL if you are ever in need of a family law attorney.- Kimberley F.
Highly professional and supportive in a very uncertain time in my life.- K. Brooks
Always willing to listen to your concerns. I would highly recommend.- Ann M.
Extremely helpful, responsive, and reasonable and got the job done amidst tenuous circumstances.- Jeremy R.
I felt like she was practical and knowledgeable and most importantly, she listened.- David R.