Ontario Mother’s Rights Lawyer
Do you need assistance with custody issues, child support, or other matters related to the care and wellbeing of your child? An Ontario mother’s rights attorney with the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock can represent your interests in court.
All mothers have rights when it comes to their children; however, the rights a mother has are the same rights a father has in California. In the past, the court generally looked to the mother with regard to custody and care of children. Those views are now considered outdated and unfair, and they no longer apply today.
These days, the court views the mother and father as having equal rights to custody and obligations toward their children. When deciding custody, visitation, child support, and other issues regarding a child, the court must always have the child’s best interests in mind.
If you are in need of legal help and want more information on the rights of mothers in California, call an Ontario mother’s rights lawyer at our office.
Examples of Mother’s Rights in Ontario
California law gives mothers the same rights as fathers when it comes to the best interests of the child. It may be in the best interests of the child for one parent to have sole custody, or the child’s wellbeing may be best served with joint custody. The decision of custody and visitation is always made to promote the child’s wellbeing.
Sole custody is when one parent has complete and total custody of the child. Physical custody is granted to the parent the child will live with, but it can be jointly shared. Legal custody is when a parent has the right to make important decisions regarding the child’s welfare and can also be jointly shared.
As a mother in Ontario, you have the right to the following with regard to your child:
- Custody of your child
- Visitation rights
The obligation to provide financial support for your child comes along with your rights. For help clarifying your rights and obligations before your case goes to court, get in touch with a mother’s rights lawyer in Ontario.
The Rights of Unwed Mothers
Unwed mothers have a slightly different situation than married mothers in Ontario. An unwed mother has sole custody of her child at birth, giving her more rights to the child than the father in this situation. She generally can make all decisions regarding the child’s welfare and custody of her child.
However, unwed mothers aren’t entitled to child support unless paternity is established. If paternity is established, the father could press his rights, gaining rights similar to those of married fathers.
Call an Ontario Mother’s Rights Attorney
You have rights concerning your children, and a qualified lawyer can ensure that your interests aren’t overlooked. You want the best for your children, and we will help you get it.
An Ontario mother’s rights lawyer at the Law Office of Laurence J. Brock would be happy to discuss your case during a confidential consultation. Contact us via the form below or by calling us at 909-466-7661.