An Aggressive Dads Rights Attorney Can Protect Your Rights
Video Transcribed: I’m Oklahoma dad’s attorney Jason Lile. I wanted to talk to you about something that is a broad topic, but is very important if you’re being represented or need representation in a family law case as a father.
And that is, what are your rights in all stages of the case? Oftentimes, an attorney or a litigant will focus on what their rights are ultimately in the decree. But I’m here to tell you that your rights are implicated pre-filing. Your rights are implicated during the filing and during the case. And your rights are definitely and obviously implicated at the trial at the end of the case.
How is it that those rights are implicated specifically in real life? Well, that’s something that an experienced attorney should be able to tell you. To give you an example, when you and your partner are at the point where you’re separating, going to file for a divorce, do file a divorce, where are you going to live? Do you have the right to stay in the marital home? Do you have the right to defend yourself against a protective order or take your children off a protective order they’ve been added to? Do you have the right to take your things out of the home? Do you have the right to ask the other party to leave?
Do you have the right to demand that the other party split bills with you? What is your implication as far as health insurance? Do you have the right to keep your health insurance? All of these things have serious consequences with regard to your ability to prosecute the case by keeping your act together. As everybody knows, if you don’t keep your act together, obviously if it’s contentious litigation, that will be used against you.
If you should lose your job, or you can’t pay your bills, or you have no place to live, it’s easy to see someone going into court saying, “Hey, this dad doesn’t have a job. He can’t pay his bills. He doesn’t have any place to live.”
So at every stage of litigation, and I just use the beginning stage of that litigation to point this out, you need aggressive representation. What do I mean by aggressive representation? I don’t mean screaming and yelling and making a noise like a lawyer, although I enjoy doing that as much as the next lawyer.
What I mean is insightful advice, practical advice as to how you can keep your life on track, so that it doesn’t detract from the strength of your case. So that when you do have to go into court, you’re ready, and nothing that you aren’t informed about or discussed with your attorney is suddenly weakening your case and blindsiding you.
So if you need advice about this or any other aspect of a family law case, no matter what stage it’s at, my name is attorney Jason Lile. And please feel free to contact the Tulsa dad’s rights lawyer or the Tulsa Child Custody Attorney for Men at dads.law