Mother's Rights Attorneys

Mother's Rights Attorneys Los Angeles

Mother's Rights Attorneys
Los Angeles

Today's family structures have changed significantly from the traditional model where the father was the main earner and the mother cared for the home and children. Now, it's common for both parents to work, showing that contribution to a family isn't just financial.

The idea that stay-at-home parents, especially mothers, aren't working because they don't earn money is incorrect. Their daily tasks, such as getting kids ready for school, cooking, cleaning, and paying bills, are essential for the family's well-being and are indeed hard work.

Family roles are also becoming more varied, with more stay-at-home dads emerging, showing a shift in caregiving and household roles beyond traditional gender norms. Family law has adapted to these changes, with custody decisions focusing on the child's best interests rather than automatically favoring mothers.

Despite these changes, a mother's role in her child's life is as important as ever. Modern family dynamics highlight the need to appreciate all family members' contributions, whether financial or in the form of household management and care.

At Progresso Legal Group, we've been defending families and championing the rights of children and mothers for over 25 years, undertaking one case at a time in Los Angeles and across Southern California. Recognizing the deep-seated “MACHISMO CULTURE” that has historically undermined mothers' rights, we're committed to ensuring these rights are upheld and respected. Each day, we stand by mothers, treating their families as our own, advocating for their rights to custody, child support, and visitation, no matter their situation.

Raising a child in Southern California, with its high cost of living, demands structure and resources, especially considering children need three meals a day, not just one. Our dedicated team of family law attorneys is prepared to support mothers facing challenges to their parental rights, whether through divorce or other legal proceedings.

Your Rights as a Mother:

As a mother, you possess specific legal rights and responsibilities. In divorce cases, California courts no longer automatically grant full or primary custody to mothers. Nonetheless, mothers have the opportunity to seek significant custody rights. This includes determining the child's living arrangements and making critical decisions about the child's education, religious upbringing, and health care. Progresso Legal Group is here to guide and support mothers through these challenges, ensuring their rights are protected every step of the way.

For over 25 years, Progresso Legal Group has been dedicated to serving families throughout Southern California and Los Angeles County. We emphasize that child support is a crucial right intended for the child's benefit, not the parents. It's important to clear up any confusion: child support should never be used as a bargaining tool for visitation rights, nor should children be informed about the financial contributions or lack thereof from the non-custodial parent, as it can negatively impact the child's perception of the absent parent.

Typically, the parent with custody (custodial parent) does not pay child support since they are already providing for the child's needs directly. On the other hand, the parent without primary custody (non-custodial parent) must contribute financially to their child's upbringing. Child support is a serious responsibility that remains unaffected by bankruptcy, can be deducted directly from wages, and non-payment might lead to severe consequences, including imprisonment. Progresso Legal Group is committed to guiding parents through the process of securing the child support necessary for their child's welfare, ensuring both parties understand and meet their obligations.

Our comprehensive family law services in Los Angeles cover a wide range of areas, ensuring that we cater to the diverse needs of families encountering legal challenges. These areas include:

Family law encompasses these and other areas, allowing us to provide specialized and focused legal advice and representation. By understanding your specific situation, we can align you with the most suitable Los Angeles family law attorney from our team. This approach ensures that you receive the most effective and personalized legal counsel as you navigate through your family law matters. Our goal is to address your legal needs comprehensively, offering support, guidance, and advocacy every step of the way.

Establishing Paternity:
Establishing the legal father of a child is crucial for deciding child support and custody matters. This process legally confirms a father's connection to a child, impacting decisions about support and custody.

Child Support:
Arranging financial support from one parent to another for the child's care.

Child Custody:
Deciding where a child will live, with which parent, and how time with each parent is shared. Simplifying custody arrangements to focus on what's best for the child.

Visitation Rights:
Setting up a schedule for the non-custodial parent to spend time with the child.

Divorce Proceedings:
Legally ending a marriage and addressing related issues.

Spousal Support (Alimony):
Providing financial support to a spouse during or after a divorce.

Division of Property:
Dividing assets and debts between spouses during a divorce.

Legal Separation:
Addressing issues like support, custody, and property without ending the marriage.

Declaring a marriage null and void, as if it never happened.

Modification of Orders:
Changing child support, custody, or spousal support orders due to changed circumstances.

Domestic Violence Protection:
Obtaining restraining orders and legal protection for victims of domestic abuse.

Postnuptial Agreements:
Similar to prenuptial agreements but established after marriage.

Name Changes:
Legally changing one's name, often after marriage or divorce.

Mediation Services:
Facilitating negotiations between parties to reach a mutual agreement in family disputes.

If you're navigating child support, custody disputes, or any other family law matter, the experienced attorneys at Progresso Legal Group in Southern California are dedicated to protecting your rights and well-being, treating each case with the compassion and personalized attention as if it were their own family, one at a time.

If you're facing issues with child support or custody against your ex or co-parent, the skilled mothers' rights attorneys at Progresso Legal Group, based in the heart of Los Angeles, are here to safeguard your rights, your children, and your financial stability.

Establishing Paternity:

At birth, the law automatically recognizes the mother's legal relationship to her child, unless there's a different arrangement like adoption or surrogacy. Paternity, however, needs to be officially established. For married mothers, the husband is presumed to be the child’s father. Unmarried parents, on the other hand, must take extra steps to establish paternity.

This can be as straightforward as completing a form at the hospital or local county clerk’s office if both parents agree on paternity. But if there's disagreement, or the father is absent, establishing paternity might require court intervention. Single mothers seeking child support from an uncooperative father can request a court to legally recognize paternity.

The court will review evidence, possibly order a DNA test, and if paternity is confirmed, the father will be legally recognized and responsible for child support, as determined by the court. Establishing paternity also opens the door for fathers to pursue custody or visitation rights.

Without a court order for paternity, a father may not have custody rights, but seeking child support can lead to custody discussions.

Experienced Family Law Representation

For over 25 years, Progresso Legal Group has been committed to helping families in Southern California and Los Angeles County. Whether you're dealing with a divorce, seeking child support, custody, or visitation as an unmarried parent, finding the right lawyer is important, and we believe you should feel valued and cared for, not just another case. We focus on giving each family individual attention, aiming to support and protect them, ensuring their well-being is at the forefront of what we do. Our team is committed to treating every case with the care and dedication we'd want for our own families, one at a time.

We take on a limited number of cases to make sure we can provide dedicated and thoughtful service to everyone we help. It's important to us to build trust and understand our clients' needs, offering a supportive and private environment for them to share their concerns. We're all about honesty and clear communication.

Our attorneys work across Los Angeles and California, representing not just fathers but also men without children. We're committed to providing tailored legal support and advocacy. If you're facing a legal issue and need guidance, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. Let's discuss how we can support you in your legal journey.

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If you need legal advice, call us at 800-651-1227 for a personal meeting or phone consultation. Our downtown office is near the Crypto Arena and close to the main courts in Los Angeles, or you can email us at [email protected]. Let Progresso Legal Group represent you and your family with commitment and integrity in any legal matters you may face.

We provide our services in all cities within Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.