A Father's Role? - NYTimes.com
And that “acknowledgment of paternity form” does not really give me any rights, just the responsibility of financial support. Well, it does say, “… the father should have all rights and duties regarding the child as if he had been married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth,” but in the months afterward I have not found an attorney who can explain to me that that means. Apparently, a father’s rights are undefined and can mean whatever you want it to mean for your purposes. For the rest of the hospital stay, the mother took over parental duties, with the hospital’s [more...]
Date: 2010-06-16 21:45:07
Birth Mother, First Mother Forum: Yes we can reform state adoption ...
A boy needs a father', I do not think there should be any time limit on the firstmother. When my social worker kept putting me off and telling me that I could have my baby back but 'we have to do some paperwork first' until I was so angry,scared, and unsure of myself that I doubted my ability to be a good parent. When a married woman has a baby, what I didn't know at the time was that they too are scared, but people and society surround them,encourage them and they grow confident as they learn and take care of their babies. When my parents went to the court to try and find out what happened [more...]
Date: 2010-09-20 03:52:00
Child support help - WORLD Law Direct Forums
TANF -Temporary Assistance to Needy Families - time-limited assistance payments to poor families. The program provides parents with job preparation, work and support services to help them become self-sufficient • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), and Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA) - laws enacted at the State level which provide mechanisms for establishing and enforcing support obligations when the noncustodial parent lives in one State and the custodial parent and the children live in another • visitation - the right of a non-custodial parent to visit [more...]
Date: 2007-07-03 21:03:01
Form I-30. Born out of wedlock. Please help!
In 1998 my dad filed for an "acknowledgement of paternity" and then his name was added to my birth certificate. What documents do I have to enclose besides my birth certificate which shows both names? They married in 1995 but the acknowledgement of paternity happened in 1998. Can anyone help me [more...]
Date: 2010-10-02 21:29:04
NY Times talks "Baby Daddy" bill
The law that (Carnell) Smith helped to pass in Georgia, like a similar one in Ohio, sets no time limit on using DNA to challenge paternity. The premise is that a man shouldn’t be punished for entering a paternal relationship that he would have avoided had he known the truth. It is, Smith says, a correction to a double standard that allows mothers and caseworkers to use DNA to prove paternity but prohibits men from using that same evidence to escape its obligations. But child-welfare experts counter that a child shouldn’t be punished by losing the only father she has ever known — or the [more...]
Date: 2009-11-22 21:34:00
Atlanta Family Law: A Primer on Paternity and Legitimation in Georgia
Information and updates on Family Law issues in Georgia by an experienced Atlanta Family Law Attorney. Topics include divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, property division, prenuptial agreements, post-divorce issues, contempt, modification of custody, modification of child support and any and all other issues concerning Family Law. All children born in wedlock are considered legitimate. In Georgia, only the mother of a child born out of wedlock is entitled to custody of the child unless the father legitimates him. If a father wants to gain the right to custody or visitation, [more...]
Date: 2010-06-01 20:46:00
Gitlin Law Blog: Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Must Be ...
Illinois First District Appellate Court DATE Date filed March 31, 2009 Because the biological mother and biological father witnessed each other’s signature, the acknowledgment was not properly executed and paternity was not established. And because the biological father did not commence legal proceedings within 30 days of registering with the Putative Father Registry, his paternity was also not established. Therefore, the adoption of the child could proceed without intervention by the biological father. To correctly execute an Illinois Voluntary Acknowledgment of [more...]
Date: 2009-07-17 18:51:00
Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in Massachusetts | Boston ...
In my previous post on Paternity issues, I mentioned that there are two ways for an individual to be established as a child’s parent: voluntarily or by court order. This post explains the process of voluntarily acknowledging paternity, and the rights and responsibilities that come along with this acknowledgement. Your first opportunity to acknowledge your paternity takes place at the hospital when your child is born. At this point, both parents may sign a notarized “Acknowledgment of Parentage” form . If both parents sign this form (and neither rescinds their acknowledgement [more...]
Date: 2010-03-30 14:30:05
How to Establish Paternity in Arizona - Paternity - The Phoenix ...
The Judicial branch of Arizona states that one way to establish paternity is for a judge to enter a court order that mandates paternity testing. The state's Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) may also establish paternity without going to court. Phoenix family lawyers can provide the forms that assist with establishing paternity. In Maricopa County, the forms are also available through the Self-Service Center located at the downtown, the southeast and northwest courthouses. Parents may also be able to find the appropriate forms through the Division of Economic Security or at local [more...]
Date: 2010-05-28 18:05:05
Paternity-What you should know
Explains when paternity needs to be acknowledged, what signing a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form means to the mother, the father, and the child, and who should (or should not) sign this form. Paste your code here! Read the original: Paternity-What you should knowIf you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 22:43:05
Divorced Couples & Child Visitation, Legitimation and Paternity
This ensures the assumption of paternity within the eyes of the law, nevertheless for the father to be named on the birth record, a marriage certificate along with an Acknowledgement of Paternity form will have to be registered with the Bureau of Vital Statistics. When paternity has been recognized by means of one of these solutions, the father of the child takes on each of the legal rights and duties which go with legal parentage. If you have any problems or worries about child visitation, legitimation and paternity, speak to a Jacksonville FL military divorce lawyer for a free consultation. [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 20:13:36