Understanding Your Rights As A Father
Questions and concerns regarding fathers’ rights can arise in several areas of family law, including paternity actions, child support and custody determinations, and adoptions. If you are a father and require assistance with a legal matter involving you and your child or children, the Law Office of Virginia Erwin Sirera, LLC, is ready to assist you.
Paternity And Visitation; What To Expect
Family laws are gender-neutral. However, as a father, you may feel you’ve been assigned the role of secondary parent. Virginia Erwin Sirera strives to protect her clients’ rights and uphold federal and state gender-neutral laws. She offers this service in several types of practice areas, including the following:
- Paternity: Virginia Erwin Sirera represents fathers in paternity actions. If you would like to establish paternity of a child, or if a mother of a child has brought a paternity action against you, she can help. She can answer your questions regarding a DNA blood test as well as your parental rights and responsibilities once paternity is established.
- Child support and custody: Whether you are an unwed father or are going through a complex or high-asset divorce, Virginia Erwin Sirera can help you navigate the situation and arrive at fair and workable child support, custody and visitation determinations.
- Adoption: Are you a stepfather who would like to legally adopt your spouse’s child or children from a previous marriage or relationship? Virginia Erwin Sirera can assist you in the process. Are you a father who is being pressured to terminate your parental rights? She can assist you in filing with the Putative Father Registry to ensure you are given notice regarding having your rights terminated prior to an adoption proceeding.
Virginia Erwin Sirera is a Mandeville fathers’ rights lawyer who provides trusted, honest and compassionate representation to fathers. In addition to serving the Greater New Orleans area for more than 25 years, she is qualified as a court-appointed mediator. Whenever possible, she can guide you toward a mediated resolution rather than a costly and time-consuming courtroom battle.
Mediation And Your Parental Rights
A trial can make your family issues more contentious, expensive and stressful than necessary. Ms. Sirera is a skilled attorney and mediator who can help you use mediation to resolve your parental matters in a mutually satisfactory manner. When you work with her, you will sit down in a neutral setting to work out an agreement and assert your rights as a father.
Let’s Discuss Your Case; Call Today
If you are a father with legal questions regarding you and your child or children, Virginia Erwin Sirera can provide a straightforward approach to resolving your concerns. She offers a reasonable fee structure, and off-site, evening and weekend appointments can be arranged. Contact her Louisiana law office online, or call 985-276-9943 for a consultation over the phone or to schedule an appointment.