Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity for your child may seem like a daunting or unnecessary process, but it is important to understand that there are a number of benefits to be gained by both you and your child by taking this legal action. Above all else, you want to protect your child and there are other factors of established paternity that could be very advantageous to you. Some of the benefits of establishing paternity include:

Child's Benefits

  • Child support
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Social security benefits
  • The right to workers' compensation benefits
  • The right to inheritance

Father's Benefits

  • Legal establishment of his rights as a father
  • His name included on the child's birth certificate
  • The right to seek custody or visitation from the court
  • The right to be informed of and involved in adoption proceedings for the child

Mother's Benefits

  • Ability to share parental responsibility
  • The right to child support payments
  • Ability to improve the child's financial security
  • Health insurance for the child under father's plan
  • The right to information about the child's paternal medical history

When taking action to establish paternity, it is important to enlist a knowledgeable lawyer for your proceedings. Paternity actions are typically complex and the outcome can have extensive legal implications, so it is important that you fully understand your options and rights. Our attorneys at Claery & Hammond, LLPhave assisted countless clients through paternity proceedings, and we can provide powerful advocacy on your behalf.

We understand the importance of protecting your child, and we can guide you through every step of your paternity action. It is crucial that you do not enter the process blindly; contact our skilled and caring team to ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compelling advocacy you deserve. To discuss your unique circumstances, contact our firm today to enlist effective legal counsel!