As a father, you have certain legal rights to your children and you shouldn’t be prohibited from being an active, meaningful part of their lives. In the past, many courts would automatically favor the mother in matters of custody and caregiving; however, laws have changed to better reflect the best interests of the children and to include both parents in the children’s lives as much as possible as long as it is in the children’s best interests.
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One of the first things that needs to be done in order for you to have legal access to your child is to establish paternity. If you were married to the mother of your child when the child was born, it is legally assumed that you are the biological father. However, if you were not married at the time, you will need to take further action to establish paternity.
There are a few ways to establish paternity:
Tennessee has an outline of the rights that every parent can expect when it comes to their children.
The following is a brief summary of these rights:
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