Children benefit greatly from having a strong relationship with both their mother and their father. Unfortunately, father and child relationships can be more difficult to establish at times, and this is often because paternity is not established until the child is older.
If you are an unmarried father, you still have the right to be a parent to your child. However, the process of establishing paternity along with visitation can potentially be more challenging.
Many studies have shown that children do best in life when they have strong bonds with both of their parents. This knowledge has influenced legal policies across the United States for optimal child custody rulings. However, there is still a long way to go, and fathers feel frustrated because they are not automatically given the same rights as mothers in many situations.
Whether you are married or single, if you are a man who has split up with the mother of your children, your parental rights might be in jeopardy.