Fathers' Rights

Long Island Fathers' Rights Attorney

Advocating for the Rights of Men in Long Island

For a very long time, fathers have not enjoyed equal rights with mothers when it came to the custody of their children after a divorce. It was traditionally assumed that that the best interests of the child were better served by the mother, nature's caregiver. But, as women became increasingly involved in the workforce, men became more involved in raising the children. As a result, fathers not only began seeking custody of their children but have become more successful at obtaining that result.

Why Call Our Fathers' Rights Attorneys?

  • Backed by Over 27 Years of Legal Experience
  • Compassionate Counsel & Tenacious Advocacy
  • Proven History of Securing Real Results
  • Free Case Consultation to Review Your Options

If you are a father considering or undergoing a divorce or separation agreement in Suffolk, Queens, or Nassau County, a family law attorney at our firm can help. We are committed to protecting the rights of fathers who are dealing with any divorce or family law matter.


Find out more about how our Long Island fathers rights firm can assist you, call us today at (516) 858-2648 for a free initial case evaluation. 


Nassau County Family Attorney

New York is one of only seven states that do not award joint custody to both parents. The only way to enjoy joint custody is for both parents to agree to it. The courts simply determine which parent better suits the "best interest of the child" and then award full custody to that one. If you are a father seeking custody of your child, you must be prepared to overcome a persistent predilection that the mother is the better choice for custody and you will need a skilled, experienced lawyer to make sure that you make the strongest case possible to win custody.

The Virdone Law Firm, P.C. has represented many fathers throughout Nassau County and the surrounding areas seeking custody and proper visitation and we are more than ready to negotiate or fight for the rights of the father. We are committed to equality under the laws and we fully believe that there are many circumstances where the father is the better provider of what is in the best interest of the child. In the event that the father is not awarded sole custody, we do all that is possible to ensure that the he is awarded proper visitation rights that allow him to be the actively participating parent he wants to be.


Contact a Long Island Family Law Attorney at our firm to speak with one of our attorneys about how we can help you. Call (516) 858-2648 today!


Our Testimonials

  • "John Virdone is an extremely honest and compassionate litigator. I have not met a more honest and ethical Attorney. He helped us get custody of our grandson. He knows the law!! He had our grandchild's best interest in mind when he took our case. We were no"
    S.C. Colorado
  • "John is a man of integrity, skill and knowledge. He represented me in a viciously contentious custody matter involving parental alienation and he did an outstanding job. As an attorney myself (corporate law), I have met hundreds of attorneys in my 25 years"
    Anthony C.
  • "How can I express my gratitude to Kira Schettino for taking the time and effort to prepare my case and represent me in court? Believe me, you have my complete admiration and respect for a job well done! I am also grateful to Amy Wilder my Social Worker for"
    J.K.
  • "John Virdone is an exceptional lawyer for grandparent's rights. He represented us in our grandparent custody case. Thanks to his expertise at our trial, we the grandparents won. He explained every step of the way and answered all of our questions. He is th"
    Linda D. and Vinnie D.
  • "Kira Schettino, this is just a note of appreciation for the long and tiring battle, we did win!! Many thanks for all your hard work. I wish you lots of success for all future cases."
    R.K.