Establishing paternity and enjoying fathers' rights can be a complicated issue for unwed fathers across the U.S., including those in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. In a recent case, the child custody battle between Olympic skier Bode Miller and his former girlfriend, Sara McKenna, has ignited the debate over whether a fetus is a child or a part of the mother's body, and whether a pregnant woman can travel away from the unborn child's father.
Some families today are not very similar to the conventional families that most people in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, watch on classic television shows and in the movies. Divorce, grandparents assuming parenting roles, blended families and same-sex marriage have influenced the structure of modern American families today.
Children deserve to live in a loving home with adults who treat them with love and kindness. Unfortunately, some parents fail to provide in this regard and instead issue only abuse and neglect. Fortunately, other adults around the country, including some in Colorado, open their arms to thousands of children every year.
Parents play a crucial role in their children's upbringing. For some unmarried fathers, being acknowledged as a parent is important, and there are legal remedies available to them to prove their paternity. However, in some cases, de-establishing paternity can be equally important.