Though it is generally clear
who a Minnesota child’s mother is, paternity is sometimes less obvious,
especially if the parents are not married. This can complicate matters
like who is responsible for paying child support, and who has the right
to seek visitation or child custody.
tend to fall into two categories: the purported father denies
paternity, or a man comes forward claiming to be the father. There are
profound issues at stake: if the man is the father, the rest of his life
could be changed. The responsibility of being a father might take
precedence over all other plans.