Our Evansville family law attorneys at Biesecker Dutkanych & Macer, LLC have a well-earned reputation for delivering compassionate advocacy and proven results. If you need assistance with establishing or verifying paternity, speak with us today. Because of our boutique-style setting, we are better at fostering close, personal relationships with our clients than other firms. This means that our clients can benefit from maximum confidentiality, prompt communication, and more effective representation. You can expect nothing less than our undivided attention and full effort, every step of the way. We're ready to listen to you, and let you know how we can help.
Why is establishing paternity important?
When an unmarried couple has a baby, they must take an extra legal step to establish paternity to legally declare the biological father as the legal father. Paternity is required before pursuing other family law-related actions, such as child custody and child support.
Establishing paternity offers many advantages for your child, including
- Your child can have access to both parents’ medical histories
- Your child can legally qualify for benefits through his or her father
- Your child can receive child support from his or her father
- Your child can have a chance to develop a healthy bond with his or her father
Paternity can be established through a paternity affidavit or by going to court. If there is no disagreement about the paternity of a child, then both parents can sign the paternity affidavit. Signing this document means both parents agree to the rights and responsibilities of caring for the child. If there is a dispute regarding a child’s paternity, then you may request a DNA test through the court.
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At our firm, we put the needs of our clients first. Paternity issues are incredibly sensitive, but you can trust us to handle your case according to the highest standards of professionalism and discretion. Work with our dedicated team to receive creative strategies that are always uniquely tailored to accommodate your goals. Get over 50+ years of collective family law experience on your side.
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