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Fathers’ Rights Attorney in Prince George's County

Serving Largo, Hyattsville, Bowie & Surrounding Communities

As a father, you are granted certain rights by the state of Maryland. When these rights are violated, our Prince George's County fathers’ rights lawyer at Gray Legal, P.C. is here to help. Whether you need to establish paternity or are seeking visitation, we can provide you with the representation you need at an affordable price.

Our team of legal professionals provides legal services in the following family law areas:

Discuss your case with a fathers’ rights lawyer today; call (301) 281-4817 or contact us online to request an initial consultation.

What Are Your Rights as a Father in Maryland?

Contrary to popular belief, mothers are not automatically granted custody of a child when two married parents separate or divorce. In fact, the state of Maryland presumes that each parent has equal rights to visitation and custody. It is only during divorce proceedings that a child custody agreement is arranged. While sole custody can be sometimes awarded to the mother, courts will often award joint custody. Even in instances where the father is not the primary custodian of the child, he often still has visitation rights.

Importance of Establishing Paternity

In Maryland, paternity is automatically assumed when a married couple has a child. In other words, the husband of the child’s mother is automatically assumed to be the child’s father. However, this can be much more complicated when a child is born to an unmarried couple or when paternity is disputed.

The simple method of establishing paternity is to sign the Affidavit of Paternity, which is usually signed at the hospital. However, if either party is unsure of the paternity, they can opt to not sign it. When one or both parties choose not to sign the Affidavit of Paternity, paternity can be determined through DNA testing. Establishing paternity allows you to be granted certain rights as the father, creating an opportunity for you to have a relationship with your child.

To learn how our fathers’ rights attorneys in Prince George's County can help protect your rights, give us a call at (301) 281-4817. We serve clients throughout Largo, Hyattsville, and Bowie.

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