Going through a custody battle is never an easy situation. It can be easier on the child if both parents come to an agreement before asking the court to interfere. However, this can be difficult and one, or both, parents may not know their rights when it comes to custody. A judge will always determine custody on the basis of “what is in the best interest of the child.”

If you are going through a custody battle and unsure of your rights, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney. The New York City parental rights attorney at Randi L. Karmel, PLLC, has been fighting for her clients’ rights since 2006. We are here to help, especially when it comes to understanding your rights.

Mother’s Rights

Mothers are typically thought of to be the primary choice in a custody battle. However, as times change, so does this dates principle. Today, more and more mothers are engaging in demanding careers requiring traveling and long hours, and therefore, courts are starting to grant custody to the father. However, this may not always be the correct choice, and as a mother (working or not) you have the right to fight for custody.

In recent years, fathers have been making a push to receive custody. In prior years, it was common for the mother to get full custody of her children after a divorce. However, priorities have changed, and it is likely that some form of joint custody will be awarded. This can impact the amounts you receive for child and spousal support. It is important to consult with an attorney to go over your right to ensure you receive the best outcome for you and your children.

Father’s Rights

A “stay-at-home” wife and mother is becoming less frequent in today’s society, as women want equal opportunity in the workplace and both moms and fathers pursue employment. Fathers are also playing a bigger role in the household, spending more time with their children and being more involved in their upbringing.

When it comes to custody, visitation, and support issues, we strongly believe that parents have the right to their children. The same privileges that are granted to capable moms should be extended to similarly capable fathers.

You should know your rights. If you are an active father and have been present in the lives of your children, divorce should not change that. A judge will rule on what is in the best interests of the child and if you can prove that you have a close, ongoing relationship with the child and have been involved in the household and their upbringing, then you have a strong right to custody.

Contact Our Parental Rights attorney Today

Parents should know their rights when it comes to the custody of their child and no parent should be denied that right. Whether you are a working mother, a stay-at-home father, or a mix of the two, then you should consult with an experienced family law attorney to go over parental rights.

It is important that a child have the most suitable parents around for their upbringing. The parental rights attorney at

will discuss all options and get you the outcome you and your children deserve.

Reach out to us today, so that we can discuss how we can best help you. Contact us by filling out the online form or calling 212-755-0224 for our Manhattan office, or 718-923-0877 for our Brooklyn office. We have cases throughout all five boroughs in New York City.