Divorce and Father’s Rights

Simonetti & Associates of Long Island is devoted to ensuring fair and equitable treatment for all parties in a divorce.  We understand the issues surrounding divorce proceedings and know how to create the best possible situation for families moving forward, especially when children are involved.  In custody or visitation battles, the rights of the father have long been undervalued, despite the evidence pointing to the importance of both parents in any child’s life and development. At Simonetti & Associates, we are committed to securing a fair outcome for you and your children.

Father’s Rights Movement

Given the historically inequitable treatment of fathers in divorce proceedings, we understand the concerns fathers have about their relationship with their children following a divorce.  Children without fathers in their lives often suffer various significant negative life consequences, including:

    • Higher rates of crime
    • Higher rates of drug and substance abuse
    • Lower rates of high school graduation
    • Less stable relationships
    • Separation anxiety and issues
  • Lower overall health and well-being

These risks associated with the lack of an active father figure make it clear that the issue of father’s rights is extremely important.  For these reasons, more fathers are stay-at-home parents than ever before, and the dynamics of gender roles are starting to shift and change in today’s society.  Even working fathers are becoming more involved in the parenting process in order to provide a better future for their children.  

Simonetti & Associates has been rated the Best Divorce Lawyer on Long Island for four years in a row. We have the know-how and experience to fight for you.  We will work tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly, and we believe that all Long Island fathers deserve a custody or visitation arrangement that enables them to play an important role in their children’s lives.  We are dedicated to creating an equitable and successful parenting situation for you and your children following your divorce.