Fathers’ and Grandparents’ Rights Attorney Providing Staunch Representation in San Antonio, TX
Aggressive family law attorney fighting for the rights of fathers and grandparents since 1994
In many divorce and custody cases, fathers and grandparents often find themselves fighting uphill battles to defend their rights regarding the children or to obtain guardianship. In recent years, family courts across the nation have begun paying special attention to addressing their rights following divorce and separation.
At Joseph P. Appelt, P.C., we’ve spent nearly two decades navigating fathers and grandparents through the complex maze of custody, visitation, parenting plan and spousal support laws. Whether you’re a father seeking shared custody in a divorce or a grandmother seeking guardianship after a parent’s incarceration, we strategize for efficient, effective dispute resolution while safeguarding the physical and emotional well-being of the children involved.
Protecting fathers’ rights and preventing father absence
Despite the gender neutrality of Texas’s family law, judicial preferences and attorney biases still exist. An experienced family law attorney knows the various scenarios in which fathers can successfully fight for visitation rights or even custody of their children. At Joseph P. Appelt, we’ve handled many such matters.
If you’re a father whose parental rights have been compromised, or if you’re being asked to support a child who isn’t yours and require paternity testing, we pay close attention to your side of the story and fight aggressively on your behalf. Whatever the circumstances of your case or the contention between you and your spouse, we can litigate to secure your rights. Joseph P. Appelt is relied on for the following fathers’ rights matters:
- Orders of protection: Temporary or permanent orders of protection diminish or remove fathers’ rights. And they are surprisingly easy to obtain. We defend you from the unfair discrimination and unsubstantiated claims often used to obtain these orders.
- Custody: It is frequently assumed that fathers’ rights attorneys have political agendas, which is much to their clients’ detriment. Our litigators benefit your case by promoting gender equality and safeguarding parental rights as we resolve custody conflicts in a legally sound, ethical manner.
- Child support: We can verify support payment amounts, seek support modification, negotiate a settlement for back arrears and help you obtain a paternity test — whatever it takes to protect you from excessive child support payments in accordance with Texas Family Code guidelines.
Helping grandparents obtain guardianship or visitation rights
In Texas, the laws pertaining to grandparents’ rights are scrutinized and modified frequently, further complicating matters for grandparents seeking visitation rights or custody of their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent, you may face a difficult battle in court if the biological parent still retains parental rights. The court considers whether the child’s parents are deceased, declared incompetent or abusive, in which case it may issue orders of protection. The child may also be declared delinquent or in need of supervision. Joseph P. Appelt is well-versed in these scenarios and can use that experience to give grandparents an edge in court — and ultimately to secure visitation rights or custody of their grandchildren.
Put a San Antonio parental rights lawyer in your corner
A San Antonio attorney can help you fight for your rights. Joseph P. Appelt, P.C. has nearly two decades of experience in the family courts of Texas. To arrange a free consultation, contact our office today online or at [ln::phone]. Our hours are flexible, our office is easily accessible, and we accept all major credit cards. Se habla espanol.