WHEN TO CONSIDER FILING A PATERNITY ACTION
When a couple has a child or children without being married, they will often legally establish who the lawful father of the child is, as well as determine what rights and obligations exist toward the child.
If you have a child out of wedlock, and even if you are still getting along with the other parent, you should seriously consider filing a Paternity Action. This child is going to be in your respective lives for 18 years or more, and you should advance through the child’s life with validated, and enforceable court orders in-hand.
We can take you through the legal process and advise you on whether establishing paternity is your best option. In some cases, you may not want to establish paternity. We assist both mothers and fathers in this process.
Family law is a complex area of law requiring measured and detailed strategy and execution, and the courtroom is ultimately where many significant and life changing decisions are made. Our dedicated litigation team will ensure thorough preparation for every public hearing appearance all the way through trial. We, like you, will know the facts, the law and position ourselves to achieve the highest degree of success the law allows. Protect your interests in a paternity action, or let us help you understand issues involving the establishment of lawful parentage. Timing is often critical, so we encourage you to sit down with our law firm sooner than later.