Establishing paternity is the critical first step in collecting child support. When legal paternity is established, a child has the right to the father's Social Security or veteran's benefits, medical coverage, pensions and inheritance. Also, the medical genetic information of both parents is available for the child if needed for diagnosis and treatment of medical problems.
Paternity is also important for father's rights and visitation. If you believe you are the father to a child, you have a right to establish paternity via genetic testing through court. If you have already established paternity, by signing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity or otherwise, you have a right to a court hearing to establish visitation with your child.
If you are in need of assistance to establish paternity or obtain visitation with your child, a lawyer at Grunyk & Associates, P.C. can assist you.
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