Fathers Parental Rights By Sharon Corsentino

For fathers who are not married to their child’s mother when their child is born, they often do not realize that until a court establishes their parental rights the mother has a superior right to their child. Many fathers think that simply having their name on the child’s birth certificate gives them rights to make important decisions regarding their child’s health, education, and general welfare However, that’s not really true. Having your name on the child’s birth certificate also does not provide you with specific rights to see your child. While it is important to have the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate, it is even more important to take legal steps to formally establish the parent-child relationship through the court system.
Establishing the parent-child relationship generally includes having a court declare that you are legally the father of the child the subject of the suit, determining the rights and duties of each parent in regards to the child, setting out a specific custody schedule for each parent to have possession of and access to the child, and medical and financial support for the child.
Albin | Harrison | Roach has skilled attorneys who can help you evaluate your case and pursue your legal rights. Please contact us at www.AHRlawfirm.com for more information.


About ahrlawfirm
Albin | Harrison | Roach is an experienced family law, business litigation and criminal law firm serving clients in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties. We have made it our mission to put the true meaning of “counsel” back into legal services. At Albin | Harrison | Roach, legal services aren’t viewed as a series of isolated legal events but as a comprehensive resource to protect, enhance and simplify the personal and professional lives of our clients. Our highly-skilled attorneys practice in the areas of divorce and family law, business litigation and transactions, employment law, criminal defense, collaborative law, estate planning, wills and probate.

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