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What happens after a positive paternity test result in Minnesota?


Establishing paternity is often the first step in many family law cases with children involved. Therefore, parents or the court may request DNA testing in order to determine paternity. A man may also voluntarily take a paternity test to establish parental rights over a child. Laws pertaining to paternity testing in Minnesota were discussed in detail in our previous post. This post will discuss what happens in the event of a positive paternity test result.

What happens after a positive paternity test result in Minnesota?


Establishing paternity is often the first step in many family law cases with children involved. Therefore, parents or the court may request DNA testing in order to determine paternity. A man may also voluntarily take a paternity test to establish parental rights over a child. Laws pertaining to paternity testing in Minnesota were discussed in detail in our previous post. This post will discuss what happens in the event of a positive paternity test result.

What is the paternity determination process in Minnesota?


According to federal and Minnesota laws, protecting a child's best interests is family court's primary objective. To protect those interests, the court often addresses paternity of a child because paternity is closely linked with various child-related family law issues, such as child custody and visitation rights, child support and parental rights. The laws governing paternity determination are contained in Chapter 257, Section 62 of the Minnesota Statutes.

What is the paternity determination process in Minnesota?


According to federal and Minnesota laws, protecting a child's best interests is family court's primary objective. To protect those interests, the court often addresses paternity of a child because paternity is closely linked with various child-related family law issues, such as child custody and visitation rights, child support and parental rights. The laws governing paternity determination are contained in Chapter 257, Section 62 of the Minnesota Statutes.

A paternity case that may interest Minnesota residents


Many Minnesota residents are well aware that complications often arise when a child is born to an unmarried couple. While in some cases, the mother may not want to take care of the child, other times, the mother may try to prevent the father from establishing parental rights. Either way, the situation is fraught with complications and the child naturally suffers.

A paternity case that may interest Minnesota residents


Many Minnesota residents are well aware that complications often arise when a child is born to an unmarried couple. While in some cases, the mother may not want to take care of the child, other times, the mother may try to prevent the father from establishing parental rights. Either way, the situation is fraught with complications and the child naturally suffers.

Can unmarried fathers establish fatherhood in Minnesota?


Like every other state in the country, Minnesota has seen an increase over the last three decades in the number of children born to unmarried parents. With fathers not easily identified by virtue of their marriage to these children's mothers, states have been focusing more on establishing paternity, and thus financial accountability, for these men. Many of these unmarried fathers also want to establish fatherhood so they can be close to their children.

Can unmarried fathers establish fatherhood in Minnesota?


Like every other state in the country, Minnesota has seen an increase over the last three decades in the number of children born to unmarried parents. With fathers not easily identified by virtue of their marriage to these children's mothers, states have been focusing more on establishing paternity, and thus financial accountability, for these men. Many of these unmarried fathers also want to establish fatherhood so they can be close to their children.

Establishing paternity in Minnesota


Although every child has a biological father, not every child necessarily has a legal father. In Minnesota, when an unmarried couple has a child, paternity can be established only after someone takes the legal measures to show that the person is the legal father. Unless paternity is established, the person will not be considered the legal father of the child, even if his name reflects it on the child's birth certificate. The father has no financial obligation towards the child nor can he claim child custody or parenting time.

Establishing paternity in Minnesota


Although every child has a biological father, not every child necessarily has a legal father. In Minnesota, when an unmarried couple has a child, paternity can be established only after someone takes the legal measures to show that the person is the legal father. Unless paternity is established, the person will not be considered the legal father of the child, even if his name reflects it on the child's birth certificate. The father has no financial obligation towards the child nor can he claim child custody or parenting time.

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