Turning Problems Into Solutions

Enforcing The Rights Of Fathers Throughout Rhode Island

Although courts are supposed to treat mothers and fathers equally, many fathers feel that this is not true. If you are a father who needs to assert his parental rights and wants to receive fair treatment, you need Robinson & Clapham. Serving Providence, Wakefield and the surrounding communities, we work with fathers on a variety of family law disputes involving:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Modification of a court order
  • Relocation out of state
  • Enforcement of agreements
  • Paternity
  • Termination of parental rights

We strive zealously to make sure the court honors your rights as a father. Whenever possible, we do this through private negotiations or mediation to avoid a contentious trial. If your child’s mother refuses to cooperate, though, we do not shy away from litigation.

What Is Paternity And Why Is It Relevant?

Paternity is a legal term that establishes a child’s biological father. When a baby is born, the state automatically recognizes the child’s biological mother. However, a father must often establish his paternity to enforce his right to custody, visitation or child support. A man can establish paternity by:

  1. Signing the birth certificate
  2. Signing a voluntary declaration of paternity
  3. Requesting a mandatory DNA test

If a man who is not the biological father signed the birth certificate, the biological father can use a DNA test to prove his paternity. As reputable family law attorneys, we can help you with the many complex aspects of establishing paternity so you can spend time with your child.

Work With Us To Advocate For Your Rights

We have the knowledge, skill and drive to help you stand up for your rights as a father. To discuss your family law issues with us, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Please call us at 401-661-8287 or send us an email.