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Q: Hi, does a father have any legal rights to his children even if his name is on the Birth Cert. but never married lived w

Hi, does a father have any legal rights to his children even if his name is on the Birth Cert. but never married or lived with the child?

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Jose M. Rivera Santos, Esq.
Jose M. Rivera Santos, Esq.
Answered
  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Greetings;

The answer is yes. You have all legal rights and obligations towards your children, even when you're not legally married or have never married the mother of your children. You will have to hire legal representation and file in a court of law to establish an official and formal parental visitation and rights regime among other processes related to the cases.

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