When it comes to parenthood, the legal rights you have to your child are important. Paternity is an issue that many fathers face, and those issues can be resolved with the help of a family law attorney.
What is Paternity?
Paternity is the term used to refer to the legal father of a child under Minnesota law. Once a man is established as the legal father, he has an obligation to financially support the child and he may ask a court order for custody and parenting time. Under Minnesota law, if a child’s mom and dad are not married to each other when the child is born, the dad is not recognized as the legal father until someone takes legal steps to establish his paternity.
How can a man become a child’s legal father?
If a man is not married to a child’s mother when the child is born, he can become the legal father through the Recognition of Parentage process or by court order. A Recognition of Parentage form is signed by the mother and father of the child, stating that they are the biological parents even though they may not be married.
Contact a Family Law Attorney Kay Snyder
Paternity is an important issue that many parents look to be resolved. Attorney Kay Snyder is ready to help you navigate the process of paternity. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our experienced and well-trusted attorneys.
Disclaimer: This law blog/website is made available by the lawyer or law firm for educational purposes only, as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, not to provide specific legal advice. By using this law blog/website you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the law blog/website publisher. The law blog/website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.