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Paternity actions important in ascertaining fatherhood


When a child is born to unmarried parents, whether they are from Minnesota or not, certain situations can lead to thorny complications. Sometimes, both parents accept responsibility and agree to care for the child jointly. However, in other cases, either the mother refuses to share custody of the child with the father or the father denies a biological link to the child.

Paternity actions important in ascertaining fatherhood


When a child is born to unmarried parents, whether they are from Minnesota or not, certain situations can lead to thorny complications. Sometimes, both parents accept responsibility and agree to care for the child jointly. However, in other cases, either the mother refuses to share custody of the child with the father or the father denies a biological link to the child.

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.

Beyoncé's father involved in another paternity dispute


Sometimes, a Minnesota father may not be ready to take responsibility of a child he may not think he fathered. A mother may not be willing to share custody of the child and may refuse to recognize the rights of the biological father. These cases are often solved with a paternity test. If paternity is proven, the mother will be awarded child support, while the father can claim child custody and visitation rights. Recently, a second lawsuit was filed against Beyoncé's father, claiming that he is the father of a four-year-old girl.

Beyoncé's father involved in another paternity dispute


Sometimes, a Minnesota father may not be ready to take responsibility of a child he may not think he fathered. A mother may not be willing to share custody of the child and may refuse to recognize the rights of the biological father. These cases are often solved with a paternity test. If paternity is proven, the mother will be awarded child support, while the father can claim child custody and visitation rights. Recently, a second lawsuit was filed against Beyoncé's father, claiming that he is the father of a four-year-old girl.

Minnesota single fathers not automatically given child visitation


One of the strongest family bonds is that between a father and his child, no matter where they are, Minnesota included. While a father has emotional ties and is vested in a personal connection with a child, he also has legal responsibilities with respect to the child's welfare, which is why fathers often are required to support their children even if they do not live under the same roof. If there ever is a dispute about the identity of a child's biological father, a genetic test can be conducted to determine whether a man actually is the father and thus what his parental responsibilities and parental rights are in relationship to the child.

Minnesota single fathers not automatically given child visitation


One of the strongest family bonds is that between a father and his child, no matter where they are, Minnesota included. While a father has emotional ties and is vested in a personal connection with a child, he also has legal responsibilities with respect to the child's welfare, which is why fathers often are required to support their children even if they do not live under the same roof. If there ever is a dispute about the identity of a child's biological father, a genetic test can be conducted to determine whether a man actually is the father and thus what his parental responsibilities and parental rights are in relationship to the child.

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