In many cases, when a child is born, the birth certificate will list the father, and the legal presumption is that, if you are married at the time a child is conceived or born, that the married partner is the father. But, this is an insufficient standard in many cases, including for parents who are never married or where extramarital affairs are involved.
Establishing paternity benefits both parents. By determining the biological father, the father can gain the right to see their child, to be involved in their child’s care and to fully participate as a father. In many cases, fathers choose to pursue paternity voluntarily.
For single parents, especially single mothers, paternity can mean a child gets much needed financial support.
At The Law Offices of Nicholas A. Kulik, LLC., we help men and women address paternity-related legal issues. Establishing paternity is the first step.
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If you are wanting to establish or challenge paternity, contact our firm for assistance in exercising your biological parental rights.