Protecting Parental Rights In Paternity Actions
A paternity action is a legal action to establish the father of a child. A paternity action may be necessary if the father refuses to voluntarily establish paternity or if the child’s mother refuses to acknowledge the child’s father. Paternity must be established before the unmarried parent can apply for child support or before an unmarried parent can apply for visitation rights.
Tennessee’s juvenile courts decide all legal matters relating to minors, including juvenile delinquency, paternity actions and actions for child support, custody or visitation by unmarried parents or grandparents.
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