Single Father’s Rights Lawyers in Vancouver
Thomas and Associates understand the unique issues that men can face in family law. We are zealous advocates for all our clients, regardless of gender.
Our father’s rights lawyers in Vancouver, BC understand that husbands and dads face unique challenges when it comes to divorce and child custody cases. Our team understands the struggles men confront and stand committed to protecting father’s rights with assertive and effective lawyers.
Our father’s rights lawyers at Thomas and Associates offer equal representation to both men and women. We show no partiality based on gender, political views, or social cause. Instead, we focus on the rights and interests of the client.
There is a common perception that a mother has the upper hand in child custody cases. However, the law does not favour one parent over the other. Our commitment demonstrates our deep dedication to providing the best service to each and every client, along with our respect and dedication for our roles as lawyers in the justice system.
What are your Rights as a Father in BC?
Barring extreme circumstances, fathers have the right to be a part of their children’s lives in a meaningful way and on a regular basis. In short, both parents have the same right and opportunity to request custody.
In BC, it’s your right as a father to pursue custody. If you do become the parent with the primary residence of the child, it is also your right to apply in court for child support.
Even if your child does not primarily reside with you, you still have the right to see your child and be a steady presence in their lives. Regular and reasonable parenting time is presumptively the right of both parents, provided that it is in the child’s best interests. It is also your right for this time to be free from interference by the other parent. It is your right and obligation to participate in raising and supporting your child.
If you want custody of your children, it’s your right as a father to pursue that goal. But it takes time, energy, and effort. There’s a great deal of work involved. You have to draft and file legal documents, support your claims, and present your case. Our lawyers have been through this many times and can help with every step of the process.
We know that it is often in child’s best interest to have a close, ongoing relationship with both parents – including fathers. So, we focus on making it happen.
A father’s role in his child’s life is critical toward development. Make sure your legal rights are protected during a divorce with help from our father’s rights lawyers. Our family law lawyers understand the stakes and realize that you want to play a pivotal role in your child’s life. Developing your relationship with your child will create the foundation for the type of person they will become and their overall happiness now, and later in life. Our lawyers will fight for your legal rights and do everything legally possible to resolve your family law case.
Family Law Act BC
Section 37 of the Family Law Act lists the facts that parents or court must consider when deciding best interests for the child.
These facts include:
- History of child’s care
- Child’s health and emotional well-being
- Love and affection between the child and other important people in their life
- Ability of parents or others who want guardianship, parenting time, or contact to look after the child
- Effect of any family violence on the child’s safety, security, and well-being
- Arrangements that require the child’s guardians to cooperate with each other are appropriate
- Child’s views (unless it’s inappropriate)
- Child’s need for stability and his or her age and stage of development
Why Choose Thomas and Associates:
One of the first things our lawyers will address is your rights as a father and how they relate to custody, parenting time, and child support.
When everything you have and care about is on the line, you may not know who to turn to. Thomas and Associates are here to provide you with an unparalleled level of client service to achieve the results and resolution that you need. Find peace of mind and clarity by working with our team to resolve any and all family law matters.
After meeting with one of our lawyers, you can get a clear picture of your situation, the options available to you, and a game plan that will guide you through the process.
Don’t allow yourself to be treated unfairly. Contact one of our father’s rights lawyers and make sure your legal rights are acknowledged.
“On behalf of my daughter and myself, I would like to express our tremendous gratitude to Ms. Sabina Beesley. As a single Father that was denied access to his daughter since her birth, Sabina was very successful in asserting my rights.
Her strong conviction in my plight in addition, to her legal prowess (in my opinion it is second to none), flawlessly executed the demanding task of having me legally recognized as a Parent and Guardian to my beautiful daughter. This privileged and honorable recognition bestowed to me will be distinctly documented most notably in my daughter’s birth certificates and Canadian passport. Furthermore, Sabina meticulously organized to have my daughter’s surname hyphenated; as a result my daughter will always know that she comes from a proud, very hard working immigrant family that paid homage to Canada by allowing their one and only Son -‘me’ to be part of NATO’s led mission, Op ATHENA in Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces.
Time is said to be the most precious gift one can give. Sabina more than exemplified this. She took the time to explain how to properly plan and navigate through the ‘legal jungle. She took the time to scold me when it was very much needed whilst taking the time to exercise compassion knowing that the journey I was about to embark on would be a financial burden or better yet, a ‘financial investment.’ One that has already yielded exponential returns. The journey would encounter moments of nostalgia for a forgone relationship. Unfortunately, the journey would also lead to dark places of deceit and lies from the adversarial position; attacks to one’s moral compass and values; all the while I knew Sabina would guide me directly to the light. She was always there; I was never alone through the process. Sabina always took the time to answer my phone calls and e-mails despite her busy schedule and her ever – growing practice. Sabina took the time to effectively communicate advice by leveraging her vast experience in law. I never once felt like I was a ‘billable resource,’ but rather she made me feel like family.
Ms. Beesley ensured that my daughter’s welfare and my daughter’s best interest were her beacon and pillar when mitigating the very contentious subject of parental time, especially with the albeit respected opposite Counsel, while always displaying grace under fire. I believe I was innately a good Father and have become a better ‘Dad’ through this arduous journey. I also believe I will become a great Dad to my daughter because of the example provided by Sabina Beesley. I am often heard telling people that my daughter, by the virtue of her birth, created three miracles: she made me-a Dad; my sister- a Tita (Aunt) and my Mom and Dad into Lola and Lolo (Grand Parents). Ms. Sabina Beesley afforded me the opportunity to witness more miracles from my little one-year old angel.
It is an absolute pleasure to recommend Ms. Sabina Beesley for her outstanding work, dedication, professionalism and commitment in Family Law. Again, please pass on my appreciation for all she has done and her continued hard work.”