Before a mother can enforce a man's obligation to financially support his child, or a man can pursue his parental rights, the man's paternity (fatherhood) of the child must be legally established. For a child born out of wedlock, there are two ways to establish paternity. If the man and woman are in agreement regarding paternity, they can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity form and then file that form with the Idaho Bureau of Vital Statistics. If either parent is unwilling to sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity form, then the other parent can legally establish who the father is by obtaining a Judgment of Paternity from the Court. If either parent is unsure who the biological father of the child is, that question can be resolved with certainty through genetic testing, which is now highly accurate, painless, and relatively quick and inexpensive. Rob Vail has handled hundreds of paternity cases. If you need to establish paternity, contact Rob for a free consultation. He can discuss with you the specifics of your case, your legal options, and answer questions you may have about parental rights and responsibilities.

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