Father's Rights Organizations in Texas

Updated on February 26, 2018
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There are organizations in Texas, as well as on the national level and in other states, that help men deal with their rights as parents and also offer counsel to help in custody and visitation battles. Divorces and separations involve a range of domestic, parental responsibility, and financial issues, which are different for every situation. However, there are commonalities that occur and that can be used to help guide fathers in these difficult situations. These organizations muster the available information and are a valuable resource.

The resources provided by these nonprofit organizations help men confront and understand imbalances that have and do occur in court decisions that sometimes discriminate against the father due to misperceptions or other reasons. The specific nonprofit organizations, along with their contact information and offerings, are mentioned below.

Fathers for Equal Rights

This organization is both a resource for individuals and a center for political action regarding legislation in this field of law. There are offices in Dallas, Ft. Worth and a mailing address in Austin (see the addresses and phone numbers below).

The website not only talks about father’s rights, but also balances the provided information with a discussion of parental responsibilities. The site also serves as a source of information to dispel common myths that sometimes prejudice courts and families against fathers. For instance, domestic violence statistics show that anywhere from 34-50% of domestic violence originates from women. Additionally, parental abuse and neglect issues are most often caused by the mother.

The website is called the National Fathers Resource Center. Interested fathers are urged to join the site to access premium features, which costs $50. This premium membership of $50 allows you to take online courses and ask attorneys questions.

There is also a lot of free information on this site. For instance, there is a brief section on representing yourself in court. It also includes sections on current and upcoming legislation regarding parental rights, ideas for family activities and parenting, visitation enforcement and strategies for exercises visitation rights, information about domestic violence, fraud by forgery by spouses, a newsletter from the American Coalition for Fathers and Children regarding calls to action and information about financial problems with credit and mortgages.

Addresses and phone numbers:

P. O. Box 15795
Austin, TX 78761-5795
(512) 472-3237


1500 N. Main St., Suite 120
Ft. Worth, TX 76164
(817) 870-4880
(817) 870-4891 (fax)


701 Commerce St., Suite 302
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 953-2233
(214) 749-4622 (fax)

Fathers' Rights: Hard-Hitting and Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute
Fathers' Rights: Hard-Hitting and Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute

Jeffrey M. Leving is a well-known attorney and advocate for father's rights in custody disputes. His advice has helped many disenfranchised fathers.

 
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Lone Star Fatherhood Initiative

This non-profit organization in Austin offers full service legal assistance in family law, including consulting regarding issues relating to father's rights. It has no functional website (although you can be directed to a useless search site called fathers.org), so the best thing to do is to call them and set up an appointment. They give free consultations regarding visitation rights, modifying custody arrangements and many other issues related to divorce. Peer support is also provided. Legal forms can be prepared at reduced cost by legal assistants and attorneys offer free consulting sessions. Below is the address and phone number:

807 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701-2517
(512) 472-3237

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        Rangel 

        5 days ago

        Bexar County- San Antonio, TX

        Do Not Vote for Judge Stephani Walsh!

        She believes Men should pay child support to moms who do NOT have physical custody of the child!!

        She has NO business being in this position!

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        Diana Zocfic 

        3 months ago

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        5 years ago from The Beautiful South

        It is great having something like this. I do think in most cases children should be with their mother but there are rights fathers should have and there are some mothers who should have never given birth.

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        Becky Katz 

        5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

        Very informative hub. My son is going through this now. His wife had an affair and their marriage is over. They have four kids and he is the best father, always spending time with them and playing with them. He is also the disciplinarian. She ignores them and when they come to visit, she doesn't send shoes, toothbrushes and sometimes, she doesn't even send clothes. We have bought those things for them to use at our house but if they go to hers, they won't have any here. He is trying to get custody, but the courts are so slow here. Even her family is helping him.

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        Shining Irish Eyes 

        5 years ago from Upstate, New York

        Randy - I only wish there had been important emphasis on this subject when my dear older brother needed. He was always a good dad and spent every spare moment he was granted with his children. And the times were spent fishing , camping, sleigh riding. Many great memories were implanted and the bond between father and children was forged.

        Good thing - his wife successfully petitioned the court and received permission granting her the right to move to Italy with her new husband, who was in the military. She was and still is a good woman and I have a nice relationship with her. But my brother was equally as good a man and Dad. He also always paid child support and then some. I say then some because he didn't feel he deserved a pat on the back, he always stated they are his children and that was what he was supposed to do.

        It was a heartbreaking time for my brother but more so for his children. They returned five years later and have grown into wonderfu adults. It just didn't seem like a fair court decision.

        I commend you for this hub and I am voting it up. I'm sharing it as well.

        Thank you

      • Randy M. profile imageAUTHOR

        Randy McLaughlin 

        5 years ago from Liberia, Costa Rica

        Thanks denisemai! I will research that.

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        Denise Mai 

        5 years ago from Idaho

        Brilliant topic for fathers and families everywhere. You should do other states, too. How about starting with Idaho? Voted up and sharing on Facebook.

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