April 01, 2018 Parentage

The Evolution of the Legal Ramifications of Parentage: An Overview

By: Harry L. Tindall & Elizabeth H. Edwards

Few, if any, parents like to be told how to raise their children. However, the law informs us that all parents need specific guidance on the rights and duties of parents.

Many believe that the role of parents is to guide, protect, and support their children with love and affection. This belief, though, reflects a modern sensibility that has become pervasive only in recent decades. Until very recently, many people’s primary reason for having children had much to do with economics and a supply of labor.

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