Pennsylvania fathers have the right to spend time with their children. It is as simple as that. Barring the father’s voluntary forfeiture of his child custody rights, and provided that he is a law abiding citizen, there should not be any reason why a father does not have the legal authority to parenting time with his children.
At Palange, Endres & Marks, we help fathers assert their parental rights to child custody in court to help them get the parenting time they deserve with their children.
Sometimes, in order to assert a father’s parental right to child custody, the father must first prove his paternity of the child at issue. Fortunately, in this modern day and age, DNA testing has become a relatively simple and straightforward way to establish paternity in a given case. Once the court is provided with the appropriate DNA evidence, there should be few obstacles in the way of getting a father the parental rights that he is entitled to.
Indeed, Pennsylvania courts know that it is important for a child’s welfare that the child knows and has constant and regular contact with his or her father. Further, courts will always strive to make decisions that are in the best interest of a child’s welfare. Regardless what the mother and father want regarding the matter, courts will always try to find a balance between what is realistic and possible and how best a child’s health and happiness can be fostered.
When it comes to child custody and paternity, Pennsylvania fathers have parental rights. Unfortunately, though, it is sometimes necessary to assert those rights in court if fathers want what is best for their children and themselves.