Steps for a Father to Obtain Parental Rights


In certain situations, a man is presumed to be the father of a child and he is not required to do anything specific to assert his parental rights. For example, if a man is married to a child s mother when the child is either conceived or born, or if the man tried to marry the mother at the time of conception or birth (even if the marriage was invalid), the man is presumed to be the father. If a man marries a woman after birth and he is on the birth certificate or agrees to support the child, he is presumed to be the father under these circumstances as well. Finally, if a man welcomes a child into his home and openly acts as if the child is his son or daughter, rules of parentage by estoppel will mandate the court consider the man the legal father even if the man isn t the biological father.  Outside of these situations, there are more steps for a father to obtain parental rights that must be taken. In order for a man to have a legal claim to a child- which can entitle him to visitati
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