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South Jersey & Philadelphia

Strong Advocacy For Fathers’ Rights

People commonly assume that a mother’s custody and visitation rights supersede those of a father after divorce, but this is no longer the case. New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts recognize that children benefit from ample time with both parents, and take this into account when issuing parenting orders.

At the Law Offices of David T. Garnes, LLC, we are strong supporters of fathers’ rights. Our firm has helped many men secure the time they deserve with their most precious assets: their children. If you are considering divorce, call our Cherry Hill office at to gain the assistance of a strong legal advocate.

The Importance Of Establishing Paternity

When a child is born to a married couple, the husband is assumed to be the biological father. If this is in doubt, or if the couple is not married, the father should take a paternity test to protect his parental rights. If you wish to pursue paternity, we will work closely with you to assert your rights and explain your legal obligations as a father.

Protecting Your Custody And Visitation Rights

When parents divorce, they are primarily awarded joint legal custody. This allows both parents to provide input into decisions made on the children’s behalf such as education and health care. While physical custody historically was awarded to the mother, this is not the general case today. In fact, it is not uncommon for fathers to be awarded sole physical custody if it can be demonstrated that the mother is unfit to care for her children. This could be due to severe health concerns, drug abuse or mental instability.

We will pursue maximum custody and visitation time on your behalf, and uphold your role as a father. While most of our cases are resolved through negotiation, we can confidently represent your interests in court if necessary.

Contact Our Lawyer For Trusted Legal Counsel

At the Law Offices of David T. Garnes, LLC, we are available to help you protect your rights as a loving father. If you would like to schedule an initial meeting with our attorney, you can call us at 856-324-4593, or send us an email. We are licensed to address cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.