Father's Rights and Advocacy


As a father going through a divorce or separation, you may face the harmful perception that the mother is naturally suited to be the better parent — that you should take a back seat in child custody arrangements and be happy with your role as a part-time parent.

At The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC, we understand that this way of thinking can only cause harm to children. We know that children need their dads and are best served by maintaining a meaningful relationship with both parents.

Our attorneys are staunch advocates for fathers’ rights and provide high-quality legal representation to clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Protecting Your Rights as a Father

In deciding cases involving child custody and visitation, child support, and other family law matters centering on children, the courts are guided by the principle of protecting the best interests of the child.

In representing our clients, we are guided by the same principle. We understand that children deserve to have dad in their lives. We understand that fathers deserve to be far more than a weekend stay over and source of financial support.

Your role in your child’s life should not be diminished. We will work to make sure your child is not denied the priceless gift of having a strong relationship with his or her father.

Parental Alienation

One of the ugliest phenomena in the realm of family law is that of parental alienation. In short, parental alienation is when one parent tries to turn the child against the other parent to gain an advantage in child custody litigation.

Parental alienation is a poisonous practice and runs entirely counter to the principle of protecting the best interests of the child. If you are a father engaged in a child custody dispute and you suspect your ex may be trying to use parental alienation against you, our lawyers are here to protect your rights.