Helping Little Rock Fathers Establish Parental Rights

Arkansas has a unique law impacting a father's right to a relationship with his children. Under the law, when a child is born to unmarried parents, custody belongs solely to the mother until the paternity of the father is recognized by a court. In order for a father's rights to be recognized, someone must file a complaint with the court to establish paternity. Without recognition from the court, the father has no right to a relationship with his child.

This is a scenario we are all too familiar with here at the Law Office of Vickie Lynn Cochran. What we want fathers to know, however, is their situation is not without hope.

We have more than 25 years of experience handling a wide range of family law and child custody matters. We understand the real and perceived prejudices fathers face when seeking custody and visitation of their children, and we provide our full support to these men from start to resolution.

Walking You Through The Arkansas Paternity Process

From Little Rock to surrounding areas in Arkansas, our attorneys have had a great deal of experience representing fathers in paternity and child custody cases of every level of complexity.

By pursuing a paternity action, we can help you take the necessary steps to establish that you are the child's father and obtain full parental rights, including a fair child custody and visitation order. This process also results in the establishment of a child support order if one does not already exist.

2017-01-09 Review Stars

I'm a Black Male. Horrible client. Prior criminal history. Bugged Simone to death for updates by email Simone was always nice (and knowledgeable)-- They know Arkansas family law by HEART...

Prior to a full-day trial; spoke to Vickie eh once and did 30 minutes worth of trial prep. No trial prep for my witnesses. Really thought Vickie didn't even know who I was. Boy was I WRONG. On trial day she knew my case better than I did. Remembered things I had forgotten...VC 4 feet of pure pit bull (when needed; she's really a nice lady)....Fierce cross examiner. Despite that, I was still SURE I had lost. WRONG again. Received PRIMARY custody of my DAUGHTER (AND CHILD SUPPORT). Cheap lawyers aint good and good lawyers aint cheap. (They also worked with my financial situation) Filed all motions with lightning speed. I have been wrong a LOT but I wasn't wrong about retaining this firm. I screwed up a lot on the stand but Vickie really saved me. This office is made up of former educators turned lawyers and will fight for whats best for your children (Thats exactly what I paid for). I recommend this office without the slightest reservations!!!!

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There Is No Gender Preference In Custody Matters

A lot of fathers worry they will not be treated fairly in the courtroom because they've been told judges give more favorable custody awards to mothers. This is simply untrue. By law, there is no gender preference in custody determinations. Judges are expected to place mothers and fathers on equal footing and make decisions that are in the child's best interests.

If you've established paternity, you have just as much of a right to see your child as his or her mother does. We will inform you of your rights, explain your options, help you navigate each step of the legal process and assert your parental rights so you can be with your child or children.

Talk To Attorneys Who Care About You And Your Family

At the Law Office of Vickie Lynn Cochran, we pride ourselves on the connections we make with our male clients as they fight to protect their rights and be with their children. We are there every step of the way, making sure the law is on their side and their situation is being resolved fairly and efficiently.

Call our office today at 501-313-1813 or toll free at 800-323-8884 to set up a free consultation to discuss the paternity process. We offer appointments during the day, evening or weekend. You can also send us an email.