Father’s Rights in Family Law


Facing divorce and the difficult decisions that come with it can be stressful on all parties. Unfortunately, in Texas, fathers often find themselves fighting an uphill battle when it comes to being treated fairly in terms of court-awarded time with their children.While Texas statutes state that both parents should have frequent and ongoing contact with any minor child following divorce as long as both parents demonstrate the ability to act in the best interests of the child, the reality is that fathers always start in a hole in terms of sharing parenting time equally. The younger a child is, the more difficult it can be to receive equal time as a divorced or single father, even when both parents’ work schedules are similar and when both parents were equally involved in the child’s life before the marriage ended.

I am the only attorney in Bryan who is committed solely to working with fathers in divorce. I pursue solutions without the need to litigate whenever possible, but I am always prepared to advocate for you in court when necessary.

I’ve Been Through It Myself

At the Law Office of Brian Turner in Brazos County, I provide legal counsel for fathers in the full spectrum of family law matters, including custody and visitation. I know the challenges that men face when fighting to receive fair time with a child because I faced the same challenges during my own post-divorce. In fact, my experience is what motivated me to focus my practice on fathers’ rights.

Although parenting time is often the most contested issue that fathers face, I also make sure your interests are protected regarding other aspects of divorce, including:

  • Child support — This is almost always a simple math equation.
  • Dividing marital assets and debt — The division of property and debt will set your financial foundation for your post-divorce life. It’s important to get it right.
  • Alimony — Spousal support is not automatically granted.

Pursuing Effective Solutions Outside Of Court

Contested issues can produce lengthy and expensive litigation. By resolving disputes outside of court as much as possible, both parties retain more control over the outcome and save a substantial amount in legal fees. In most instances, you will have to share parenting duties with your child’s other parent at least until the child turns 18. Reaching agreement without litigating sets a cooperative tone for the future.

I welcome the opportunity to review your situation and recommend an effective course of action. Please use my online contact form to schedule a meeting with a lawyer who is dedicated to helping dads.

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