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Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer

Experienced Fathers Rights Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY

Long Island Fathers Rights AttorneyNew York law requires courts to give equal preference to mothers and fathers in custody cases. Despite this fact, fathers come up against a legal tradition of courts favoring mothers in child custody determinations. Until the end of the last century, fathers largely assumed breadwinner roles and mothers assumed the role of homemakers and child caretakers. Remnants of this tradition still influence many divorce cases today, even though most women pursue their own careers, just like men, and New York laws dictate equality. Attorney Chris Palermo offers experienced legal counsel to fathers, helping them level the playing field and protecting their rights in custody matters. We are confident that our Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer can help you.

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Fathers Rights in Long Island

The Important Roles Fathers Play In Children’s Lives

Various studies show that children do better emotionally, academically and socially when they have fathers who are actively involved in their lives. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports that children from infancy through childhood, with actively involved fathers, benefit in the following ways:

  • Higher IQs
  • Better cognitive abilities
  • Better language skills
  • Higher levels of academic readiness
  • Greater patience to deal with frustration and stress connected with schooling

From an academic standpoint, active and nurturing fathering showed that children were 43 percent more likely to earn A’s and 33 percent less likely to repeat a grade. So yes, participating in your child’s life matters significantly, and it is worth the effort to take a legal stand to fight for what is in your child’s best interests.

How an Effective Divorce Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Rights as a Father

It is advisable to seek legal help from an experienced attorney early on in your case. You should consult with an attorney when you first separate and before your spouse moves for a temporary hearing to establish custody. Attorney Chris Palermo can review the details of your situation and devise a case strategy that advocates strengthening your relationship with your child. He can negotiate for substantial parenting time and present convincing evidence that both parent’s participation is vital for the child’s well-being. He can often establish guidelines from the outset of a case that will serve you well when arriving at a final settlement agreement or court custody determination. No doubt, your child’s mother plays a special role in your child’s life, but so do you. It is important to be proactive about protecting your rights and vital that you obtain a dedicated attorney who can help you do that.

Why Hire Palermo Law?


Chris Palermo has a proven track record of success in all areas of divorce and family law. Divorce is difficult but it does not have to be nasty. Whenever possible, Chris Palermo works with opposing counsel to resolve matters amicably while obtaining an optimal result for his client in the shortest amount of time. However, as an experienced litigator, whenever circumstances make a trial necessary, Chris Palermo will always skillfully advocate on his client’s behalf through trial. He has successfully tried all types of Divorce and family law matters. In addition to advocating on a client’s behalf, Chris Palermo will always listen to any concerns, while providing informed guidance enabling a client to navigate through the turbulent and troubling changes their family is currently enduring.

Call Our Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer Today

Chris Palermo represents a wide array of clients in matrimonial and family law matters and is committed to achieving optimal results for every client. Toward this end, Mr. Palermo or his partner Riley Perry will personally represent each client every step of the way. As a Long Island Fathers Rights Lawyer, he pledges the following throughout his representation:

  • Your initial consultation is always free.cdsew3q
  • You will be kept informed of all aspects of your case.
  • Return your calls and Emails within 24 hours.