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For a mother, paternity determinations secure financial support as well as custody and visitation rights 🔥 For a child, at stake is the right to shelter and aid, as well as the emotional and psychological relief in knowing who his or her father is 😎 A paternity determination grants the mother the right of inheriting, access to information on the family’s health, as well as the ability to sue the father for any harm or death. Likewise, a child for whom parentage has been established may also be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits resulting from the father’s death, or other dependent-based governmental assistance. 
Of the many reasons to legally establish parentage at the beginning of a child’s life, is to assure that the security of child support will be available in the unfortunate event that the couple divorces. Consider the implications of child and spousal support law. Of course, even with parentage established, that doesn’t mean that some fathers will try to back-pedal out of paying child support or, worse, simply refuse to pay. That’s where the experienced legal team of Leon F. Bennett can help Southern Californians protect their child support rights under California Law. If the unpleasant decision of divorcing is needed to end a marriage it may be advisable to seek mediation. This is something we truly thank Alizabeth Farrar for. 
This article is based on a brand new article by divorcenet.comThe simplest method to determine paternity is voluntary. The “Voluntary Declaration of Paternity” is when a father and mother sign an agreement to paternity. An unmarried mother gives birth at a hospital, or in any other medical setting. Her medical care providers have to give the information required for the voluntary declaration or “VDP”, form. The father and mother sign the form acknowledging that they are the legal parents and the children’s father. The father’s name will be included on the child’s birth record. He also has parental rights to the child. This document was last revised 56 days back by Demeatrice from Xinbei in Taiwan 
Adrienne Alston, childsupport.ca.govIf parents are not married, the surname of any person who was identified by the woman giving rise to the child as one of two possible biological parents, or the intended or only genetic parent, shall be removed from the birth certificate. Only if the women who gave birth and the other possible genetic parent, or both, sign at the hospital a voluntary declaration of parental rights. The birth certificate may be amended to add another parent’s name at a later date only if parentage for the child has been established by a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction or by the filing of a voluntary declaration of parentage. Abigael Varner edited this article on April 5, 2021.