Why Should I Establish My Child’s Paternity?
Taking care of children can be a hassle, but many programs and organizations help caretakers do the best they can. However, all the charity in the world can’t replace one of the most important sources of information and help, a child’s father. In this blog post, we will discuss all the benefits of establishing a child’s paternity in detail.
Benefits of Establishing a Child’s Paternity
1. Financial Aid
The goal of paternal laws is to force fathers to be responsible for their children, even if they walk away from their kids. To accomplish this goal, every state in America has established child support laws.
As we all know, caring for children can get expensive, and that’s why child support laws exist. Child support laws force noncustodial parents to pay custodial parents a monthly sum to help care for the needs of the child.
Child support can only be requested from a child’s parent. Therefore, if a child’s paternity isn’t established, the father of the child will have no legal requirement to pay child support. Therefore, establishing paternity will grant the custodial parent child support amounts.
2. Access to Medical Records
Medical conditions are often passed down genetically; in other words, from parents to their children. When a child’s paternity is unknown, his or her health is at risk because half of the medical record is missing.
Without a full medical record, children are threatened by:
- Food allergies;
- Genetic diseases;
- Lack of medical history.
However, when a child’s paternity is established, the father’s medical record is released to the custodial parent, granting access to potential hazards and harms.
Ready to Establish Your Child’s Paternity?
If you believe you know your child’s father, but he is refusing to prove his identity, our firm can help you with your case. Our goal is to use the legal system to force your child’s father to take a DNA test to prove his potential paternity.
Call (310) 984-1411 to set up a consultation today.