Fathers Must Establish Parental Rights
Video Transcribed: Hi, I’m your Oklahoma father’s rights lawyer here talking about fatherhood and father’s rights. We get a lot of questions about whether or not fathers have rights if they’re on the birth certificate, the answer is no. You need to go to a district court in the county of the child’s residence in order to establish custodial rights to the child.
The birth certificate could act as a presumption that you are the father and in fact could be used against you in a default proceeding in either district court or administrative court if you were to fail to appear. The birth certificate does not afford you any rights to the child and you will be at the whim of the mother, the sole custodian until you establish those rights.
Now I’m obviously not talking about married individuals who are on birth certificates, because if you’re married, then that child is a child of the marriage, whether or not it’s your child.
And so therefore you would have joint custodial rights and all rights and responsibilities thereof if the child is born during the marriage. So if you’re on a birth certificate, that doesn’t mean you have rights. If you are looking for the Best paternity attorney for a man visit dads.law.