Circumstances where a child is born outside of marriage creates questions of paternity. The establishment of paternity in such situations is important because it can affect child custody, parenting time and child support. As a result, paternity actions can be used to establish who is responsible for the child so that both parents can realize the full extent of their rights under the law.
Our lawyers know what it takes to prevail on behalf of both the mother and father in the event paternity remains a looming question. We have represented mothers in filing paternity actions, and in establishing child support. We have represented a father’s rights to custody and parenting time based on the best interests of the child.