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Posts tagged "Fathers' Rights"

Group of men in state outside Missouri fight for fathers' rights

42290439_S.jpgIn Missouri and elsewhere throughout the nation, single fathers are often portrayed in a negative light. Obviously, generalizations of the sort are unfair, since many unmarried fathers are very dedicated and involved in the care and upbringing of their children. The courts in some states, however, still seem to make decisions that favor the rights of mothers or married couples over unwed biological fathers' rights.

Finding legal help re paternity dispute in Missouri

20935215_S (1).jpgFathers in Missouri often face legal challenges regarding their personal rights to seek and obtain custody of their children. Attempting to resolve a paternity dispute without legal assistance often proves difficult and stressful for those involved. An experienced family law attorney has a clear understanding of both state and federal laws that govern such matters and would be able to offer immediate guidance in such situations.

A state justice says paternal rights will not be terminated

17213979_S.jpgSome families in Missouri may be among others who sometimes face legal issues that require intervention in order to be resolved. Extenuating circumstances often complicate matters and some cases wind up being presented to a state supreme court for a decision. In a recent situation outside Missouri, a father has been fighting to have his paternal rights reinstated after a trial court determined they should be terminated.

DNA paternity testing

32378066_S.jpgWhen a man or mother has doubts or suspicions that a man is the father of a child, bitter custody battles often ensue. To determine the truth, paternity tests are ordered. These tests take a close look at the biological makeup, or DNA, of both the child and the other individual. DNA is totally unique and cannot be replicated. The likelihood of paternity that is generated from the comparison is extremely accurate.

Why establish paternity?

22783592_S.jpgPaternity is the establishment of a child's legal father. It is important -- especially for unmarried couples -- to establish this status because in general, a child is not considered to have a father if the couple is not married. There are many reasons why you should make sure this process is undertaken, not the least of which is protecting your paternal rights.

How paternity is established in Missouri

37913328_S.jpgWhen a married couple has a child, the husband is presumed to be the biological father of the child. When a couple is not married and has a child, the process for establishing paternity is a bit more complicated. Under Missouri law, paternity can be established either voluntarily or involuntarily.

Fathers' rights: how we can help

17081736_S.jpgMany people believe that fathers do not get a fair shake in court. A common perception is that courts favor mothers over fathers. In the past, this was often true. Fathers were viewed as being the primary breadwinners, rather than the primary caretakers of the children. Consequently, fathers were not always provided with the child custody arrangements they wanted and deserved. Fortunately, family courts in Missouri and Illinois have come a long way in recognizing fathers' rights. Today's court system strongly favors having both parents involved in a child's life.

Children without marriage present unique family legal issues

17751873_S.jpgAccording to a recent study, "Married with Children" is now more accurately a reference to the TV series than to the majority of relationships in the United States involving children. The study, conducted by the Pew Research Center, shows that less than half of children under the age of 18 live in what was once considered a "traditional" household: a mom and a dad, each in their first marriage, with children born of that marriage.

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