Franklin Paternity Lawyers
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If you are seeking to establish paternity for your child, we can help guide
you through the process. Paternity issues are often sensitive , but it
is important for the child to have a legal relationship with both parents.
This is not only important for his or her social identity, but for legal
reasons as well. Find out more about establishing paternity by calling
Franklin family lawyers.
In Tennessee, paternity can be established in one of two ways:
Voluntarily: The parties can enter into an agreement establishing paternity.
Involuntarily: In some cases paternity is not agreed upon, and the Court can order a
DNA test to verify paternity. Once the DNA has been tested and the parentage
of the father is confirmed, the court will issue an order to add the father's
name to the child's birth certificate.
Need help verifying paternity? Call (615) 645-1388 for a
Importance of Establishing Paternity
When you legally establish paternity, your child can access the father's
family medical history, medical insurance, veteran's benefits, social
security benefits, inheritance, and more. The father is also able to begin
cultivating a relationship with your child. This is crucial to the healthy
emotional, physical, and social development of a child. If the parties
cannot agree on a parenting schedule the Court will establish one.
Learn more about establishing paternity by
talking to us.