You hear a lot about fathers’ rights nowadays. But if you are a Minnesota dad, you likely have questions about just what these are and how they affect you.
As a father, your complete and valid recognition of parentage form does not automatically qualify you for visitation with your children. However, it is still an important document. Think about it this way: In Minnesota courts, your ROP would probably represent a starting point for custody and visitation discussions. It would not be the final word on the subject.
If you have been separated from your child in Minnesota, you may have wondered if DNA testing may help you find them. DNA testing has grown in popularity over recent years and many people take the test for different reasons. Some people are looking for medical history, particularly if they are unfamiliar with one or both sides of their biological family. Some others may wish to learn more about their racial and ethnic makeup or are just curious.
When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case, its impact is felt throughout the country regardless of where it originated. This is important when it comes to an Alabama case where a father is suing an abortion clinic for aborted his unborn child. This case could have an impact in Minnesota on father's rights in the case of an abortion.
As a father, you have a unique and important role in your child's life. Exactly how you decide to fulfill all of your responsibilities is up to you, but it may help to know that things often become much easier for our clients once they are able to gain some measure of control over their finances. At Huson Law Firm, PLLC, we work to put fathers in a legal position where they have access to their children — but having a plan for money could be just as important.
As a father in Minnesota, you have certain rights as a parent. Outside of these rights, you also have responsibilities, such as continuing to help care for a child in the event of a divorce. This is where paternity fraud can come in and affect your life. But what exactly is paternity fraud?
As a Minnesota father who is no longer romantically involved with the mother of your child, you may find that the demise of your romantic relationship has made it more difficult to regularly engage with your son or daughter. Despite the difficulty, however, maintaining an active presence in your child’s life can have a considerable and positive effect on his or her development, growth and happiness. Therefore, it is important that you work to break down the barriers that are preventing you and your child from spending time together. At Huson Law Firm, PLLC, we recognize the critical role fathers play in their children’s lives, and we have helped many fathers looking to spend more time with their kids pursue solutions that meet their needs.
Single and divorced fathers across Minnesota know that financial independence is important to giving their children a good life, and one of the ways to achieve it is to complete a college education or earn a degree in a profession that they can succeed in. However, a solid education costs money, and many fathers are financially strapped. A good scholarship could provide the answer, but they are not easy to find, not unless you know where to look.
Minnesota fathers who are divorced or are unmarried still retain the right to pass on an inheritance to their children. In some cases, a father's children might have reached adulthood and have gotten married. However, a divorced father might feel apprehensive about leaving their married child an inheritance, since inherited assets can sometimes be divided up in a divorce. Fortunately, fathers have options to help keep their child's inheritance safe.
Many Minnesota dads understand the importance of establishing paternity. Most want to do the right thing and put their names on the birth certificates of their children because they know, in the long run, the benefits of legal fatherhood far outweigh the drawbacks.