Paternity Law


What is Paternity Law?

Paternity is the legal or biological relationship between a parent and child. Confirming paternity gives a father legal rights over his child so he can take part in decisions and responsibility regarding the child. Without establishing paternity, a child may not get the proper paternal care they need, nor the finances or future inheritances that might come from that father.

Issues surrounding paternity may arise in cases involving child support, adoptions, health care, or inheritance. When paternity is questioned or challenged for these reasons, it can cause emotional and financial issues for both the child and mother involved. There are DNA tests that can confirm paternity, which are commonly used in this regard. However, they may not always be correct due to lab errors, fraud, or proof of sterility/infertility. Having a family law lawyer oversee yourpaternity issue is advised.

Paternity Lawyers

Mothers may want to establish paternity legally in order to receive child support after a divorce, or to secure certain benefits for the child in the future. A father may also wish to confirm paternity to either prove he is the biological father of the child and thus has paternal rights over the child, or to prove he is not the biological father and thus has no obligations towards that child.

A paternity lawyer can help in any of these cases. Family law attorneys with experience in paternity issues can help you understand the laws in your state and recommend the best course of action for your unique situation. If any issues or disputes surrounding paternity arise in your family, an experienced family law lawyer will use all available legal and medical resources to help resolve any problems or questions.

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To protect the rights of your child, seek the counsel of a family law lawyer with experience in paternity law. Contact Attorney Search Network for a lawyer referral to an attorney in your area today. We can help you find a lawyer that will best handle your paternity case.

Contact us today to get in contact with a family law lawyer who can help you with your paternity legal needs. Attorney Search Network can provide you with a free Lawyer Referral to a paternity lawyer in your area.

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