Not all that long ago, it was still frowned upon for a child to be born out of wedlock. Today, however, the pressure to get married when expecting a child has largely disappeared. The result is that a significant percentage of births in the United States are children born to unmarried parents. While this no longer creates the societal scandal it once did, it can still present some legal challenges. Specifically, it creates the need to establish legal paternity over [ ] The post Can a Child Custody Attorney Help Me Establish Paternity? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..
When the parents of a minor child are married at the time the child is born, and later decide to divorce, the father is able to ensure that he has ongoing rights to the child through the terms of the divorce decree and/or marital settlement agreement. What happens, however, if the parents were never married and the child was born out of wedlock? How does a father establish rights to a child under those circumstances? While there is certainly no [ ] The post Can a Plano Child Custody Lawyer Help Me Establish Rights to My Child Born Out of Wedlock? appeared first on Law Office of Jon R. Boyd..