On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Friday, April 28, 2017.
When it comes to legal issues involving families, there are numerous issues that may affect parents and their children, such as child support and custody matters. In Jackson County, Missouri, couples who are not married may have additional hurdles to work through when they decide to split up. For example, they may wish to establish paternity for various reasons. For fathers and mothers, it is essential to understand why paternity establishment is important and recognize some of the different ways that legal fatherhood can benefit an entire family.
According to the Florida Department of Health, there are multiple scenarios where unmarried couples may want to establish paternity. On top of benefiting children, paternity establishment is also advantageous for each of a child’s parents as well. For example, a father may have an easier time spending time with his children once paternity is established, while a mother and her children may gain access to support.
For children, paternity establishment can help in multiple ways. From having the ability to obtain inheritance rights and survivor’s benefits to medical information about their father as well as their father’s health benefits, paternity is often a lifeline for children.
In addition to these advantages, there are other perks that may come with establishing paternity. According to Connecticut’s Official State Website, establishing paternity can help children feel like they belong and make it easier for them to identify with their family. Moreover, when fatherhood has been established, children may have an easier time maintaining a relationship with each of their parents.