Paternity issues

The establishment of paternity can be extremely important to both the emotional and financial well-being of a child. Whether you’re a mother or a father seeking to co-parent your child, legal representation can help ease the process.

Paternity is automatically established if the parents are married at the time of birth, but if this isn’t the case, it can be accomplished either voluntarily or involuntarily. Involuntary establishment, in which paternity is disputed, takes place through the court system. In many cases, this will involve DNA testing of all three parties (mother, father and child). Once paternity has been established, issues with other relevant orders may arise, including visitation and child support. Whether you’re the mother or the father, we’re here to help ensure all legal requirements and needs are met and that this difficult process is as easy for you as possible.