In Tennessee, unmarried fathers do not immediately have rights to their children. In fact, the unmarried mother has custodial rights to the child, even if both of their names are on the birth certificate. Unmarried fathers have to go through a process to obtain their rights. We advocate on behalf of unmarried fathers to ensure they are able to have a relationship with their children.
It is important to seek legal help if you are an unmarried father trying to obtain custody of your child or utilize your rights. The process can be complicated and difficult to navigate without representation. Our attorneys are here to help you every step of the way.
What Rights Do Unmarried Fathers Have in Tennessee?
There are a few rights that unmarried fathers in Tennessee have:
- The right to seek custody of the child
- The right to be involved in decisions regarding the child’s upbringing
- The right to petition for child support
- The right to visitation, which can be enforced by a court order
In general, unmarried fathers need to prove paternity in order to receive equal rights to the child as the mother. It is important to note that every situation is different, and what applies to one family may not apply to another. If you are an unmarried father trying to obtain custody of your child or protect your rights, it is imperative that you contact our law firm for guidance. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the representation you need.
Can a Lawyer Defend My Rights?
The process of proving paternity and obtaining custody or visitation rights can be difficult. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows the law and can guide you through the process. The attorneys at our law firm are experienced in handling these types of cases and will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
What Should I Look for in a Fathers’ Rights Attorney?
When looking for a fathers’ rights attorney, you should consider the following:
- The experience of the attorney
- The cost of retaining the services of the attorney
- How long the attorney has been in practice
- What type of law the attorney has experience in
- Whether or not you feel comfortable with and trust the attorney
The right fathers’ rights lawyer for you is one that is dedicated to ensuring your rights as a father are protected and upheld at all times. Let our team advocate for your rights from beginning to end. Call us at 615-970-6448 to get the help you need.