St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Carla J. Zolman, St. Louis family law attorney at the Zolman Law Firm, brings awareness to a common issue in family law: paternal rights. Fathers are often unaware of the paternal rights they are entitled to when it comes to the custody and visitation of their child.
"It is very clear that many don't know the steps they need to follow to be just as involved in their child's life as the mother," Zolman states in reference to the number of phone calls she receives from fathers looking to establish their paternal rights. Her main objective is to assist fathers in creating a lifetime relationship with their child or children.
The Zolman Law Firm receives a number of calls each week from fathers eager to be more involved in the lives of their children. Many fathers pay regular St. Louis county child support payments, yet have no official judgment that enables them to enforce a parenting plan. The Zolman Law Firm helps fathers navigate the legal system by filing a Paternity Action, which asks the court to recognize their client as the father of child. Additionally, a Paternity Action will establish a custody arrangement and revisit the issue of child support if necessary.
Zolman urges fathers to remember their situation is not hopeless, and that there are simple measures they can take in order to help their case.
"There is a route to take to establish your rights. Keep a brief journal regarding your contact, or contact attempts with the child. This does not need to be a novel. Brief, to the point, and repeated information is the goal," she recommends. Keeping a record of where and whom the child is living with is also important.
Judges favor consistency, therefore, it is also equally important for fathers to demonstrate they can provide a stable atmosphere by establishing a residency and maintaining a steady job. By taking these steps, fathers can ensure they have a better chance of establishing their paternal rights.
About the Zolman Law Firm:
Since establishment in 1996, the Zolman Law Firm has been working with the people in St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding areas, concentrating as St. Louis divorce lawyers, family law, and child support. Their team of experienced attorneys is committed to offering quality legal services. To contact Zolman Law Firm, visit http://familylawstlouis.com, call 314-846-6633, or email info(at)zolmanlawfirm(dot)com.