For children born to parents that are not married, paternity can be established by a properly executed paternity affidavit, as well as by court order. But paternity affidavits may not provide for scheduled parenting time or physical custody, and do not consider child support. Only a formal paternity court order can do that. And sometimes a Paternity Affidavit can be overturned.The first step in a paternity case is to find out whether a particular man is a child’s biological father, either through testimony or DNA testing. Once paternity is formally determined, the Court will go on to determine child custody, parenting time, and child support.
How We Help
We know the law and will take the time to answer your paternity questions. We will give you advice on all aspects of your paternity case, from DNA testing to custody, parenting time, and child support. We take you through the legal process step-by- step. We can help you put your child first by preparing a customized parenting plan. If you and the other parent cannot agree on a parenting plan, our detailed approach to trial and passionate advocacy can tell your story to the judge, so that your concerns are clearly articulated.