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Many children are born to parents who are not married. These children have a right to legitimacy, which means they have a right to a mom and a dad. No one ever questions maternity. We always know who mom is. Moms have rights to children as well as financial obligations. Fathers do not have inherent rights to children born to women with whom they are not married. If a mother claims a person to be the father, financial responsibility will easily come. If a father wants rights to a child in addition to the financial responsibility, he has to file a lawsuit. Without a lawsuit, you have no rights, only financial obligation. "But I'm on the birth certificate," you say. The appearance of your name on the birth certificate does not give you legal rights to a child. It merely creates a legal presumption that you are the father. Until there is a legal determination that you are the father, you have no rights to the child.
Mary Zogg has extensive experience in assisting Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Longwood, Central Florida and Fort Lauderdale residents who require professional Divorce and Family Law Attorney legal services.