Reasons You Could Need a Fathers’ Rights Lawyer

There are many areas of law and there are different points in life where you may need a lawyer. One situation could be when you are fighting for the paternal rights of your child. That could be one of the many reasons why you could need a fathers' rights lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our Camden County law firm specializes in paternity matters. To see everything we specialize in, please visit our website at If you are in need of an attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at (573) 346-7231 for your free consultation today. In the meantime, keep reading for a few other reasons you could need a fathers' rights attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks.

To terminate the parental rights of the other parent.
For example, if the mother of a child has abused or neglected or abandoned the child or is currently incarcerated then the father may have grounds to terminate her parental rights. You should get the advice of an experienced Lake of the Ozarks attorney with cases like this. They can tell you if your reasoning for wanting to terminate parental rights is valid enough to bring to the court.

To adopt a child.
A fathers' rights lawyer in Camden County can also help with the adoption process and walk you through what you need to do in order to adopt a child. That being said, he or she can also help you challenge an adoption if someone is trying to adopt your child and you don't agree with that decision. For example, if your ex has remarried and her new spouse would like to adopt your child, but you aren't ok with that, an attorney may be able to help you here.

To negotiate a parenting agreement.
Once you have established paternity, you may need assistance getting a parenting agreement together and negotiating such an agreement with the mother. The skills and experience of a fathers' rights attorney can also really come in handy here.

To challenge paternity.
For example, if a mother is claiming you are the father or her child and is demanding you pay child support but you disagree that you are the father and would like to challenge the paternity, then you should contact a fathers' rights attorney in the Lake of the Ozarks area.

Whatever your reason may be for needing a fathers' rights or paternity lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks, Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is ready to help you. Our firm has an open door policy and there is no need for a formal appointment for clients to stop by to discuss their legal needs. Aware of the importance of good communication, we listen carefully to the needs of our clients, keep them informed, and return phone calls promptly. To learn more about what we do here, please visit our website at

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