Family Law Firm in North Alabama | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
Paternity refers to the legal relationship between a father and his biological or adopted children and deals with the rights and obligations of both the father and the child to each other as well as to others. There are many benefits of establishing paternity, the most common involve child support and healthcare. For single mothers who are raising children on their own, a child support order could help supplement the cost of child care to include health insurance. This can greatly benefit single mothers and others who are struggling with the rising costs of providing child care. The benefits of establishing paternity for fathers may include visitation rights, rights to custody of their child, and more. A father should establish paternity before seeking custody or visitation rights in Alabama. If you would like to speak with a family law attorney from our office regarding paternity, call (256) 539-4464 or complete an online case evaluation form.