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Existing Rights and Responsibilities of a Parent That is Not Married

According to statistics the number of children living without their father has hit 19.7 million. Even though there is the ‘deadbeat dad’ stereotype, there are fathers that genuinely want to be around there are child. There are also dads who find it hard to gain custody of their child buy proving paternity while there are those that are not aware that they have children. It could be because of the non-compliant mothers that are around. The following fathers’ rights are which one needs to be aware of to ease the struggle of them getting custody of their children.

Firstly, in the event that an individual has the suspicion that the child is his, then it is necessary that they establish a paternity. By establishing paternity, then it is proof that an individual is the dad and thus needs to take care of the responsibilities. For paternity to be proven, then it is relevant for DNA testing to be conducted. For a DNA testing to be done, then it could be because one is willing to have it done or it could be because it is a requirement by the court. An important aspect that one needs to be aware of is that even with the rights that they have to the child, they also have responsibilities that they need to uphold.

Signing a recognition of percentage document is a necessary step that one needs to factor in. This is basically a document that is signed by both the mother and father who are not married. It would then not be necessary for the parents to go to court once they have signed the document. This is because the name of the father will appear in the birth certificate and thus means that he has legal responsibilities to the child that he needs to uphold.

Lastly an important fact to note about the recognition of percentage documents is that it does not state the custodial rights. With the document not stating this, then it is essential that both the parents go to court for them to have a paternity adjudication. Among the things that the court will have a ruling on is the medical support, the child support, custody and also the legal name that the child will have. It is crucial for a father to consider hiring a lawyer. It will then cater for, just in case, the mother is not in line with what the court rules. Getting a lawyer online is much advised even though the court provides an individual with one. It is also important for an individual to settle for a lawyer who has a specialty in unmarried fathers’ rights. Basically, there is the need for a father to be knowledgeable of their rights.