Are you hoping to be involved in your child’s life but you are unsure of your rights as a father? Contrary to what you may think, fathers have the right to be a custodial parent, to take part in their child’s life through visitation or co-parenting and to assist in decisions involving their child’s education, religion and health care. Furthermore, for those desiring more involvement with their children, “Father’s Rights” represents a father’s right to seek partial or full custody of their child and the right for a custodial parent to seek child support.
The legal process in family law of establishing one’s rights as a father is necessary when one is seeking a custody agreement or visitation. This is particularly important when parents are not married. This process, known as legitimation, is a paternity action and is solidified through DNA testing.
Having demonstrated legal leadership in the region for over 40 years, attorney Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., is passionate about helping fathers obtain rights and responsibilities to their children. Whether you’ve reached an agreement with your child’s mother, or if you must address the court for a paternity action, contact the law firm of attorney Fred Kennedy today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
You Can Rely On The Experience Of Fred M. Kennedy For Matters Related To Paternity
While legal matters relating to paternity often arise when fathers seek involvement in their child’s life, a number of other scenarios involve paternity. For instance, a father may learn of his alleged paternity when the mother of a child petitions to collect child support. In another case, a boyfriend may challenge allegations that he is the father of a child. Additionally, paternity may come under question during divorce proceedings or in cases where individuals are unsure who the father is.
Given the many contexts associated with legitimation and paternity, as well as custody and support of children with unmarried parents, it is imperative to obtain an experienced paternity lawyer, no matter what side you are on.
Attorney Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., maintains a commitment to clients throughout Southeastern Georgia, including Evans and Richmond County. With a reputation for getting results, attorney Fred Kennedy listens carefully, acts decisively and offers solid solutions that last. To schedule a free consultation, contact the Augusta law firm of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C. today.