What Are My Rights And Responsibilities As A Parent?

As a parent, you know that your child or children are the most important things in the world to you. You work hard to provide for them and raise them successfully. However, when issues arise that put you in conflict with other authority figures in their lives, you may wonder: What legal rights do I have?

At Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law, we are experienced family law attorneys. We can educate you on your rights, allowing you to parent with confidence.

Know Your Parental Rights

Legal rights of parents may include:

  • Right to physical custody. This means the right to have your child live with you.
  • Right to legal custody. This includes decision-making power such as choosing where the child will go to school or determining their medical treatment.

Though you have these rights over your children, you may or may not have to follow other regulations set by your child's school if you want them to attend that institution. For instance, you may be required to have your children vaccinated if you wish to have them attend public school.

During the divorce process, custody issues between parents can also become complicated. Our lawyers can help sort things out so your child or children are protected, as well as your rights.

It is important to note that because parents have rights, they are also responsible for their children's actions. This can mean they are liable for damage their children cause, or even liable for their children's criminal actions.

Put Your Mind At Ease: Ask A Lawyer

If you are curious about your parental rights in any given situation and if you may have legal recourse, call the New London office of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law. Our team of parental rights attorneys can meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Our phone number is 800-499-0145.