When your child is born, the hospital staff is required to ask for information to complete the baby's birth certificate. Hospital staff will also have forms for the mother and father to sign that say that the father is the biological father.
In order to receive child support, paternity has to be proven if a child was born outside of a marriage.
When a Juvenile Court has an abuse or neglect case, its goal is to keep children safe and help families have safe homes for their children. If possible, the judge will let the children stay in the home if they can be protected from harm. The judge takes children out of their home when they cannot be safe and protected in the home. Click titles below for more information.