How Your Children Benefit From Paternity Establishment
- Support from both parents.
- Legal documentation of who his or her parents are.
- Access to family medical records. (Many diseases, illnesses, birth defects and other health problems are passed to children by their parents.)
- Medical and life insurance coverage from either parent, if available.
- Inheritance rights.
- Social Security and veterans` benefits, if available.
- Emotional benefits of knowing who both parents are.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Paternity Articles
- What If He Denies He Is The Father, Or Says He's Not Sure?
- What Happens After Paternity Is Established?
- Despite The Genetic Tests, The Alleged Father Still Says He Is Not The Father. Will The Case Be Closed?
- Can Paperwork Be Filed To Establish Paternity While The Mother Is Pregnant, Before The Child Is Born?