Paternity Rights are rights a father has to the minor child when he was never married to the child's mother
When the parents of a child are not married at the beginning of the pregnancy or when the child is born, the father virtually has no legal rights to custody and visitation. The father, mother, or a third party on behalf of the child, must seek a declaration of paternity to legally establish a parent-child relationship with the father.
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In order to seek child custody, support or visitation in St. Louis and Webster Groves, MO, you must prove that you're the child's legal father. Working with a fathers rights attorney like Catherine Grantham can help you establish the paternity you deserve.
By establishing paternity, the father will receive several important legal rights:
By establishing paternity, you will also give your child the rights and benefits enjoyed by children born to married parents: