Fathers rights in Louisiana have been established by laws. Fathers have the same rights as mothers do. These legal rights relate to paternity, custody and child support.

Paternity: The law gives you the right to request a paternity test in order to establish that you are the father. If paternity is in dispute, this is the place to begin.

Custody: Louisiana fathers rights give you the right to seek custody of your children. Custody may be joint, sole or simply protect your ongoing, regular visitation rights with your kids. Your custodial rights also include your input on all major decisions related to your children including their education, religious upbringing or medical care if required.

Child Support: The law in Louisiana gives you the right to seek child support from the mother if you have sole or joint physical custody of the children. A request is made to the court, and the court determines how much child support should be paid, if any.

These are your Louisiana fathers rights. If you need help in obtaining them, contact a lawyer with expertise in working for the rights of fathers in Louisiana.