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How do adjudicated and presumed fathers differ?

Children deserve to have both parents present as they grow into adults. Sometimes, however, for varying reasons, they miss out on the chance to develop a relationship with their fathers because the men are absent from their lives. Knowing that some men actually do not want to be a part of their child's life, when a man takes responsibility, it can be of great benefit for the mother to encourage involvement. Based on the relationship the man and child have, the man will fall under one of two types of fathers.

File a paternity action to establish parentage

Not every couple that has a child together can fully trust each other to not get emotional and lash out should the relationship come to an end. When people get angry or upset, they may try to use their children to get back at the other parent. Sometimes, this can involve keeping the child from their father and making it difficult for them to develop a relationship. One way fathers can attempt to avoid this issue is by filing a paternity action.

How paternity is determined formally and voluntarily

Proving paternity can be a big deal to some mothers. Even though she may not particularly like or enjoy the company of the child's father, or want to carry on a relationship with them, they may still realize that it is important for the father to have a presence in their child's life. For that reason, many mothers make the decision to prove paternity and get the father to be a part of his child's life.

Reasons a parent may challenge paternity

Being a parent is a huge responsibility, and for some, it is a responsibility they are reluctant to take on. Whether it be because they are not ready be a father or because they have doubts that the child is theirs, paternity may need to be proven before a man will assume the role of a father and start to care for his child. When a child is born to parents who are married, it is assumed that the male is the father, but no matter the relationship of the parents, there are circumstances that may cause the mother or father of the child to challenge paternity.

How can a father establish paternity?

When it comes to the issue of child custody, fathers my face more problems than the mother will. For quite some time, mothers have been seen as the primary caregivers of children, so often when there is a custody battle, the mother is awarded custody of the child. In some cases, this could be because the mother is more fit as a parent, but it also could be because the father has yet to prove paternity.

The process of establishing fathers' rights

It is always a good thing when a father wants to be involved in his child's life. There are many children around the world who do not have a father, so when a man steps up to take responsibility, mothers shouldn't be reluctant to allow this relationship to grow. Even though a father may want that relationship with his child, there may be a number of hurdles he must overcome before he can do so.

Why fathers should prove parentage of their children

When parents find themselves in the midst of a custody battle, the father may be presented with a variety of obstacles. One of these obstacles could be the mother filing a paternity action to prove parentage. With parentage affecting whether or not a father is awarded child custody and the relationship he will have with his child, it is important that he establish that he is the father sooner rather than later.

Under what circumstances is paternity assumed?

When a father wants to be a part of his child's life it is a good thing. This means that the child will grow up with both a mother and father in his or her life and may not suffer the negative effects of an absent father. While a man may want to be present in the life of his child, there have been some situations where men have been asked to prove that they are in fact the father of the children; it is common for them to be asked to take a paternity test. This is done before they could be awarded any type of custody or exercise their rights as a father.

Child abuse claim may affect a father's rights

Fathers' rights are important for many men, as these rights affect the relationship men have with their children. Once paternity is determined, the child's father is able to pursue custody. While many men find themselves in heated disputes in which they are fighting for custody of their child with the mother, they can also find themselves in a similar dispute with the courts.

Child abuse claim may affect a father's rights

Fathers' rights are important for many men, as these rights affect the relationship men have with their children. Once paternity is determined, the child's father is able to pursue custody. While many men find themselves in heated disputes in which they are fighting for custody of their child with the mother, they can also find themselves in a similar dispute with the courts.

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