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As A Father, Remember That You Have Rights

While the laws governing child custody and visitation in Louisiana are gender-neutral, many fathers still face tough challenges when seeking outcomes that do justice to their roles in children’s lives. It is essential to know that you may not have to accept a “standard” arrangement that severely limits your time with your kids.

We at Friley & Dugas, LLC, have spent years helping Baton Rouge-area fathers understand what they have available to them and ways to spend time with their children.

Taking Action To Keep Fathers Engaged And Involved In Children’s Lives

I have over four decades of experience helping men throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area see options and take the steps necessary to maximize time and involvement with their children. You can count on us at Friley & Dugas, LLC, for honest, informed advice based on your unique circumstances and tendencies of the court. Together, we will focus on:

  • Forming a clear picture of your goals regarding where children should live, how their time should be divided between parents and how both parents will handle major decisions
  • Ensuring that your custody and visitation objectives are realistic and achievable, increasing the likelihood of an out-of-court agreement and protecting you from excessive legal costs
  • Proposing detailed arrangements in full view of key considerations such as demanding work schedules, travel requirements, fair division of holiday/vacation time, and children’s special needs
  • Presenting the strongest possible case for you if visitation in your divorce or paternity case is intensely contested, including cases in which your role in children’s lives is being misrepresented or you are facing false allegations of abuse

Turn To A Balanced, Straight-Talking Lawyer Who Will Prioritize Your Needs

Balancing children’s best interests with your own desires and obligations can be difficult. Too often, however, fathers “give in” on custody and visitation only to regret it later. We help each client we serve make conscious, confident decisions on these all-important issues. Our success as fathers’ rights attorneys extends across a broad spectrum of issues outside of divorce, including disputes over child relocation and denials of court-ordered visitation.

For a face-to-face consultation focused on your concerns as a loving parent and viable approaches to your case, please call 866-915-0586 or email us anytime.