The Law States: An unmarried woman who gives birth to a child has custody of the child automatically. Rights of an Unmarried Father If you are an unwed father, there are some things that you need to know in order to gain parental rights. If you are an unmarried father, you will need to establish … Continue reading Why Do Unwed Fathers Have No Parental Rights?
In Tennessee, the legal rights regarding child custody if you are an unmarried father can present several challenges. To begin with, it is the de facto position that an unmarried mother has physical and legal custody of the child. This changes, though, when you prove paternity. At that time, you have the same legal rights … Continue reading What rights does an unmarried father have in custody conflicts? →
Parental visits are an important part of maintaining a strong relationship with your child after a divorce. However, it’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety when away from their mothers, which can be difficult for recently divorced fathers to deal with. To help you put your child’s mind at ease and truly enjoy … Continue reading How can I help my child deal with separation anxiety? →
No. In Tennessee and other states, fathers and mothers have the same legal rights when it comes to the care, custody and control of their children. That said, a lot of men feel like they are second-class citizens in the family courts. They often feel that judges simply assume that the mother should get more … Continue reading Do fathers have fewer rights than mothers in Tennessee? →
Fathers play an important role in a child’s life. However, establishing paternity can be a complicated process for unmarried fathers. In the event the unmarried parents are no longer together, establishing paternity is necessary for custody and visitation purposes. The state of Tennessee only grants paternity automatically when a child is born to a married … Continue reading What rights do unmarried fathers have in Tennessee? →