Fathers Rights

Dedicated Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Fathers’ Rights Lawyers Resolve Inequities

Staunch advocacy for men during and after Tennessee divorce

Fatherhood comes with rights and responsibilities separate from the rights and responsibilities of marriage. So, a father who declines to marry the mother of his child or dissolve a marriage with her does not compromise his right to a meaningful, loving relationship with the child or lessen his responsibility to provide support. For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has helped fathers assert their rights in various situations that threaten their relationship with their children, such as:

  • Custody disputes
  • Motions to terminate paternity
  • Ex-spouse’s relocation out of state
  • Visitation and parenting time

Two types of paternity legally recognized in TN

Tennessee recognizes that the biological father of a child who has not had his parental rights terminated is the legal father with a claim to custody. The biological father also has a duty of child support. This father need not prove his paternity through a DNA test. The second type of paternity covers a man who has fulfilled the role of a father. The law recognizes a man who has demonstrated a substantial responsibility for the child’s welfare, including physical nurturing and financial support, as a “putative” father. This man may terminate his parental rights and responsibilities by demonstrating through a DNA test that he is not the biological father. Fathers may also revoke their paternity by filing a request with the court or through the father registry. This will not terminate the father’s duty of support unless the court is convinced the child will be well cared for, as in the case of a couple ready to adopt.

Paternity lawyers protect fathers’ rights in cases of out-of-state relocation

Since our practice reaches Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, our lawyers see fathers throughout central Tennessee struggling to make joint child custody and visitation arrangements work for themselves and their children. However, life can change rapidly after filing for divorce, and those changes can involve career opportunities or new relationships that force a move out of the region or even out of state. But one parent’s good fortune cannot override the other’s parental rights. Our divorce attorneys work for fathers to ensure a fair, balanced resolution in cases of out of state relocation. Whether it’s you or your ex who is contemplating a move of any distance that would disrupt the current custody or visitation routine, contact us immediately.

Contact our determined attorneys who protect father’s rights in Tennessee

The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates ensures that fathers get fair treatment in disputes over child custody, child support and paternity. For legal services throughout Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee, call today at 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.