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Paternity is the legal and social acknowledgement of the parental relationship between a child and his or her father. At common law, a child born duri ... read more
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Who's Your Daddy? Proving and Disproving Paternity
The father of any child has a duty to support and protect that child. Paternity can exist within marriage or outside of marriage. It can exist by natural birth, by adoption or by assisted reproduction. In all cases, unless otherwise assigned, the responsibilities of a father are the same. A father who ... Read more

Understanding the Uniform Parentage Act
In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was passed. It streamlined the legal process for paternity establishment and required a state form for voluntary paternity acknowledgement. Individuals who fail to cooperate with paternity establishment have their monthly assistance ... Read more

Fathers' Rights: You're a Parent Too!
As a father, it’s important to understand your parental rights. Learn more about how dads can get a fair shake in custody proceedings. ... Read more

Paternity
Paternity is the legal and social acknowledgement of the parental relationship between a child and his or her father. At common law, a child born during a marriage was presumed to be the husband's child. This presumption could be overcome by evidence that the child was not the husband's child. Establishing ... Read more

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As unwed parenthood rises, what are fathers' rights?

Will unwed parenthood ever be the norm? It’s certainly become more prevalent. Nearly48 percent of first babies in the United States now are being born to mothers who aren’t married. But lo ... Read more

As unwed parenthood rises, what are fathers' rights?

Will unwed parenthood ever be the norm? It’s certainly become more prevalent. Nearly48 percent of first babies in the United States now are being born to mothers who aren’t married. But lo ... Read more

What Happens When Co-Parents Can't Agree on Childhood Vaccinations?

Under Florida law, shared parental responsibility anticipates that both parents will participate in making parenting decisions impacting the welfare of their children. When parents disagree, sometimes ... Read more

What Happens When Co-Parents Can't Agree on Childhood Vaccinations?

Under Florida law, shared parental responsibility anticipates that both parents will participate in making parenting decisions impacting the welfare of their children. When parents disagree, sometimes ... Read more

New Federal Rights for Same-Sex Couples

As more and more states recognize the rights of same sex couples to marry, the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has now stepped up to the plate and issued a new Final Rule pe ... Read more

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