Mothers gave birth to children, they are immediately granted all parental rights, regardless of whether or not they are married. However, the law is a bit different for fathers. For the father to be recognized as such in the eyes of law, he has to establish paternity over the child. However, if the father is not present, he can complete a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form in any of the states in the U.S. If you are dealing with parental rights, and the other parent is not cooperating, you should seek legal help from an attorney. Contact a Salt Lake City parental rights lawyer Emy A. Cordano at Emy A. Cordano Attorney at Law, for a consultation about your case. She can explain your rights and protect those rights if the other party is threatening you, schedule a consultation today to discuss your case.