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Fatherhood comes with rights and responsibilities. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for unmarried fathers to assert their parental rights, especially when the mother is uncooperative. At McCarty-Larson, PLLC, we help fathers understand and establish their rights. The first step is to contact our office to speak with a fathers rights attorney.
Contact our firm by telephone at (972) 895-7636 to get advice about father’s rights.
If the parents are not married, the unwed father does not enjoy the same automatic parental rights as the mother of the child. According to the law, the father can be defined in a few different ways. The father can be a man who is either presumed, legally determined to be the father, has acknowledged paternity, or been adjudicated to be the father by the court.
According to the Uniform Parentage Act, a man is presumed to be the father if he:
Parents have specific rights and responsibilities. It is important to contact a fathers rights lawyer to protect these rights, and responsibilities. A few of those are the right to spend time with the child, and the right to make decisions regarding the care, and education of the child. In addition to these rights, parents have responsibilities, including supporting the child.
If you are an unmarried father and you want to establish your paternal rights, you should seek the advice of an experienced fathers rights attorney. We can determine your status and recommend the best course of action for you to establish your parental rights and enjoy parenting time with your child.