Most men dream of raising their children inside a happy, supportive family, and they pour their hearts out to their children as they grow.
But sometimes divorce shatters the dream of a happy family under one roof. When this happens, kids are often the biggest victims. Co-parenting goes a long way towards reducing the impact of divorce on kids. It is true that co-parenting comes with its fair share of challenges. But beyond all the misunderstandings and frustrations, choosing co-parenting is one of the greatest decisions you could ever make post-divorce.
This is a complete list of the putative father registries of each state, current as of June, 2021. Several states do not maintain putative father registries, however some of those provide alternate means for putative fathers to register themselves as the father of their child. If you were never married to the mother of your child, and have not otherwise legally established your paternity, it is important to register your paternity of your child with your state as soon as you can.
If you’re wondering “What is a putative father registry?” (or just what is a putative father generally), we’re here to clear that up for you. The term “putative” means that the putative thing is generally considered to be, or reputed to be, whatever that thing is known to be. So in the case of a putative father it means that the person is generally considered to be the father. But in the legal world this isn’t enough, a father’s paternity must be legally recognized by the fact that the father was married to the child’s mother when the child was conceived or born, or, if they were not married, then proven by legally recognized evidence, such as a DNA test.