Putative Father Rights
Idaho Code § 16-1513 requires a person who claims to be a father of a child born out of wedlock to make a filing with the State of Idaho in order to preserve his claim as father. Murray & Ziel, PLLC encounters two typical scenarios on a regular basis. One situation is when a father has not had any contact with a child and the mother marries another man who wants to adopt the child. Another common situation that our law firm sees occurs when an unwed mother consents to the adoption of a child and the biological father has not registered on the putative father registry. Our attorneys have also helped fathers to register to preserve their rights as a father.