There are limitless benefits to a child having both parents in their life. The love and support two parents can provide far out-matches that of one, positioning a child for a much better future. Because of this, if you and your partner have had a child outside of marriage, it is critical that you establish paternity.
If you have questions about establishing paternity in Tennessee, our attorney can answer them. At Ken Lawson Law, we work with Chattanooga mothers and fathers as they seek to establish paternity and obtain its accompanying benefits.
When a married couple gives birth to a child, paternity is automatically established. When a couple is unmarried, the process requires a bit more action. There two ways that you can establish paternity in Tennessee:
The benefits of establishing paternity can serve both parents. By determining paternity, a father can seek visitation rights. For a mother, an official acknowledgement of paternity can ensure that her child will receive the financial support they deserve. As this process can be complex, it may be beneficial to consult with a family law attorney.
Our attorney can guide you through the legal process of establishing paternity for your child. To schedule a free consultation, email us or call 423-800-6920 today. Our firm is ready to help you.