Paternity



Paternity Laws: Overcoming Putative Father Presumption

Paternity Laws Question: My wife and I are getting divorced. She is pregnant with another man’s baby and will probably have the baby before our divorce is final. What do I need to do to protect myself against having to pay child support for the child that is not biologically mine, but will likely be born while I am married to the child’s mother? Do...

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Unwed Fathers Rights

Unwed Fathers Rights

Marriage does not define a father’s rights. Unwed fathers have rights, too; they just need to exercise those rights. Recent news about Utah fathers rights indicated the state has made the process easier for fathers to exercise their rights. This has brought to light the fact that unwed fathers in other states still experience difficulty in protecting their rights. Other steps are required in addition...

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What Are An Unwed Father’s Legal Responsibilities?

What Are An Unwed Father’s Legal Responsibilities?

Marriage rates have reached an all-time low meaning more children are being born out of wedlock. This issue of paternity is one of the more complex areas of family law. Many men are curious about what an unwed father’s legal responsibilities are to a child born outside of a marriage. Will he automatically have to pay child support? Is he the legal father of the...

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