When two people who are not married have a child together and then later separate, they are faced with a very delicate situation. There is no automatic presumption of paternity in the State of Utah, based on the fact that the child was born outside of a legal marriage. In order to ensure paternity, custody and all other parental rights to the child, the parties must go through a court process.
During this process the court will establish paternity, award custody and other parental rights and order that support be paid for the benefit of the child. In doing so, both parents’ rights to the child are established, defined and protected. This process can be complicated and should not be attempted without sound legal counsel.
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