Proving You Are The Biological Father Protects Your Rights
When you have proven the child in question is your son or daughter, you have rights to that child. You have a right to share in the parental decisions of the child. You have a right to visit the child. You have the right to travel with the child. You have the right to have shared custody. You can be part of his or her life, and you can attend sporting events, and even support the child’s school and social activities. You can even petition to have the child’s last name changed with the help of a paternity attorney.
You Are The Legal Father
You can establish parentage of a child, even if the child is not biologically yours. Even if a person did not physically create the child, they may be the person who parents the child. If you take care of the child, support the child, and have a relationship with the child, the courts may determine that you are that child’s parent, but only if the biological father signs over his parental rights. Once that happens, you have all the rights and responsibilities of a biological parent.
Of course, a parent of a child is responsible to provide for that child. This means you will have to pay child support. You may be asked to pay for half of the cost for the things your kid wants. You may be expected to carry medical insurance on the child. This can be done through your employer. Paternity proof even allows the child to receive your VA benefits, and it will allow your child to receive Social Security benefits.
It is difficult for a child to grow up with the void of not having a father. But establishing paternity fills that void. Your child can form a bond with their father and his or her family, and that is something you can’t put a price on.
In order to keep your child healthy, you can work with the family to identify risk factors. Your pediatrician needs to know if heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses run in his or her family.
It is a good idea to have a civil and honest relationship between the parents of the child. This is medical, emotionally, and physically a good thing, However, if the parent is not safe to be around, the court will take that into consideration. Even if the judge only allows supervised visits, the child can form a relationship and you can ask the courts to help up you.
All of these benefits are available to your child. But, it begins with establishing paternity with the help of our paternity lawyers.