Parental Rights Attorney in Austin
Helping Travis County Parents Exercise Their Rights
Long gone are the days when biased courts favored mothers in family law cases. Nowadays, mothers and fathers are recognized as equals, sharing the same rights and responsibilities toward their children.
That said, it is still important to ensure that neither the court nor a family member violates your parental rights. Attorney Hannah Hembree Bell offers thoughtful and solutions-oriented counsel to parents throughout Travis County. With a fresh and energetic approach, Hembree Bell Law Firm, PLLC is committed to representing you in your efforts to establish, exercise, or protect your parental rights.
Mothers have a tough job and a vital role in a child’s life. State and federal laws grant you various rights as a parent. These rights are designed to ensure that you are can provide for your child and share parenting responsibilities with the child’s legal father.
Keep in mind that you will not automatically be granted sole custody of your children if you file for divorce. Courts today view mothers and fathers as equals and keep gender bias out of custody decisions. When determining custody, courts will base their decision on the child’s best interests and each parent’s fitness to raise the child.
At Hembree Bell Law, we handle many cases involving mothers’ rights. We can help you if:
- You had a child out of wedlock and need help establishing paternity
- You are seeking child support from your child’s legal father
- You are suffering abuse and need custody, visitation, or support orders to account for that
In recent years, courts have been more consistently holding fathers accountable for providing for their children and doing their part in sharing responsibilities with their child’s mother. As a father, you have the exact same rights as your child’s mother – which means you have the same obligations, too.
At Hembree Bell Law, we help fathers:
- Establish paternity
- Seek custody or visitation rights
- Dispute unfair custody or support orders
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Barring extreme or abusive situations, every parent deserves to maintain a relationship with their child. Likewise, every parent is expected to contribute to raising their child.
Whether you are a mother seeking child support payments or a father disputing an unfair support order, we encourage you to discuss your case with our parental rights’ attorney in Austin. Hembree Bell Law is here to help you navigate your case and work toward a positive resolution.