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Legal Assistance In Establishing Paternity

Last updated on June 3, 2024

In Tennessee, if a child is born outside of wedlock, then the father is not named on the child’s birth certificate. As a result, both the mother and father of the child may lack certain rights unless they establish paternity.

Attorney Matt Maniatis understands the legal struggles parents face when a birth certificate does not clearly state a child’s biological father. He can guide you through the process of establishing paternity and regaining parental rights.

Why Should You Establish Paternity?

Mothers, fathers and children greatly benefit from establishing paternity. Mothers can establish paternity if they are seeking child support from the father. Fathers who wish to be involved in their children’s lives and are seeking custody or visitation can achieve this by establishing paternity. Children can learn about their family medical history, apply for their father’s health insurance and qualify for their father’s inheritance rights when parents establish paternity.

What Rights Does A Parent Have In The State Of Tennessee?

At the time of a child’s birth, maternity is immediately established and the mother is given custody of their child, which entitles them to the right and obligation to raise their children. The mother or presumed father can seek to establish paternity by filing a legal suit, allowing parents to define child support, custody and visitation.

Learn More About The Benefits Of Establishing Paternity

Lawyer Matt Maniatis’ mission is to help you through this difficult time by providing you with experienced legal representation and responsive legal services as you seek to establish paternity for your child. He can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and advocate for your parental rights, including child custody, support and visitation.

To learn how you can establish paternity and enforce your rights as a parent, you can call 615-988-1441 or contact the firm online for a phone consultation or to schedule an appointment at the law firm’s Nashville office.