Paternity

Missouri and Illinois courts have made progress in balancing the rights of each parent in a custody dispute. In many courts, there is no longer a presumption that mothers are automatically entitled to more custody than fathers. Instead, courts are beginning to favor shared custody on an increased basis — meaning men and women sharing the responsibility for the care of their children.

 

Still, depending on the circumstances of your case, men can continue to face presumptions from courts assuming that a father's role as the primary provider is more important than his role as a primary caretaker of their children. When this is the case, fathers need strong and experienced lawyers to best protect their rights.

 

Brian takes pride in helping people through difficult times. They help a wide range of clients from those going through an uncontested divorce with few issues to families with sensitive custody issues.

 

To speak to Brian directly, email him directly at bmf@faucettlaw.com to schedule your initial consultation.

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