Establishing paternity is the legal process that is involved in determining the biological father of a child. In cases that involve married parents, paternity is usually determined by the father’s name appearing on the child’s birth certificate. In cases where a baby is born to a single mother, it often requires a court order to establish paternity.
Unwed fathers can sign a voluntary declaration that establishes paternity, and in turn, this acknowledgment allows the mother to seek child support and also may grant him parental rights.
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.