Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of a parental tie between a child and a parent. A child born to a woman during a marriage is usually assumed to be the husband's child, but this assumption is not always correct. A determination of paternity for presumed fathers can be proven through a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, a court petition, or estoppel over a duration of time.
Hard and factual evidence, such as DNA and blood tests, is used to confirm or deny whether that husband is, in fact, the child’s biological father. Once paternity is confirmed, that child is enabled to be protected by the legal rights of any other child born within a marriage, including support from both the mother and father, Inheritance protection, life and medical insurance coverage, and more. From handling various types of parenting plans to concentrating on handling child custody and child visitation rights, our family law attorneys have proven that we have what it takes to handle even the most complicated family law case.
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No matter which side of a paternity suit you are on, it is to your greatest advantage to have a knowledgeable family law attorney by your side.
As with any other legal procedure, paternity lawsuits and cases can be complicated and emotionally draining, so it helps to have legal support and assistance from a skilled professional. Allow us to help you through the process of a paternity case.