Father’s Day is upon us, an internationally recognized day to honor and celebrate all fathers. Unfortunately, many dads reading this won’t be able to see their kids on Father’s Day because of their lack of rights.
There is no doubt when a child is born who the mother is, but unmarried fathers are often denied the parental designation until the proper procedures are taken, Cordell & Cordell co-founder Joseph Cordell writes in his latest Huffington Post column “The Perils of Paternity.”
“In my experience, handling paternity cases at Cordell & Cordell, unmarried fathers are woefully ignorant about their perilous situation,” Cordell writes.
“If paternity has not been established, a father has no legal standing if the mother decides she no longer wants the kids to see him. There is nothing legally preventing the mother from withholding the children from their father.”
Read the full article, including the three ways to establish paternity, on HuffingtonPost.com.