Father's Rights Attorney in New Orleans

Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Fathers in Louisiana

Although Louisiana's family laws have changed in recent decades to create a more level playing field for fathers who want to play more than just a secondary or "backup parent" role in their children's lives, actually achieving this outcome remains an uphill battle much of the time. We also recognize that fathers frequently have to overcome obstacles that mothers do not and need to be represented by an experienced lawyer who is sensitive to this reality.

At Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC, we're committed to providing every one of our family law clients - men, women, and mothers and fathers alike - with the highest quality of legal services. Our goal is to make sure that the parental rights of the fathers we represent are protected throughout the legal process and that they are not unfairly disadvantaged by the courts in matters of child custody, child support, and other matters.

We provide assistance for a broad range of cases involving:
  • Child custody, both sole and shared
  • Visitation scheduling
  • Paternity
  • Filiation and disavowal
  • Termination of parental rights proceedings
  • Modification of custody, visitation, and support orders
  • Parental alienation
  • False accusations of domestic violence
  • Domestic violence protective orders, seeking and defending

Paternity & Parental Rights

In order to have parental rights over a child, a father must legally establish paternity. Doing so gives the father the following rights:

  • The right to raise his child through custody and visitation arrangements
  • The right to make important decisions about the child’s upbringing, such as those involving education, healthcare, and religion
  • The right to file for changes if the other parent fails to abide by support or custody orders
  • The right to file for support or custody modifications if his circumstances change

If a faulty ruling or unfavorable judgment has left you unable to exercise your parental rights, the time is now to involve a member of our team. In founding partner Lauren E. Checki, you'll have a strong advocate on your side. Over the course of her career, Ms. Checki has helped countless fathers in Orleans Parish and surrounding areas of southeast Louisiana successfully navigate difficult family law challenges.

Know Your Rights. Contact a New Orleans Family Attorney.

The right attorney can make all the difference for you as a father. Whatever the situation, whether you're married or were married to the mother or not, we have most likely been successful in a similar type of case. Simply stated, there isn't a fathers' rights challenge we don't have the experience or resources to meet.

We encourage you to contact Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC today. Call our New Orleans offices directly at (504) 502-7316 or contact us online to tell us about your case.

Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC serves family law clients throughout most Louisiana cities and parishes, including the cities of Abita Springs, Avondale, Chalmette, Covington, Grand Isle, Gretna, Hahnville, Hammond, Harahan, Kenner, LaPlace, Luling, Mandeville, Marrero, Metairie, New Orleans, Ponchatoula, River Ridge, Slidell, St. Rose, Terrytown, Violet, Westwego as well as others throughout East Baton Rouge Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Tammany Parish Terrebonne Parish, and beyond.