Divorce couples have several steps they must go through before they are able to reap the benefits of a shared custody, decision-making rights or parental responsibility regarding their child or children. Before a father can be comfortable and enjoy his rights of his child, he must start by establishing his claim to his child through Paternity.
Establishing Paternity does more than just provide the father of the child with rights to spend personal time with his child or children. It also protects the mother and child by enforcing specific guidelines regarding parental obligations, support and more.
- Paternity will provide a child born out of wedlock with the ability to pursue a healthy and fulfilling relationship with his or her father.
- Paternity gives the father legal rights to custody, visitation and decision-making.
- Paternity allow the mother to have the opportunity to seek child support from the child’s biological father.