Family Law - Paternity

Paternity is a legal term that covers the situation when a child is born and mom and dad are not married.

Signing DocumentA paternity action can be used by dad or mom to determine who the father of the child is. It establishes the legal rights and obligations of dad and mom both. It can help establish child support and set up in clear terms allocation of things such as parent time, pick up and drop off of the child for parent time, medical expenses, holiday time, child support, and access to records such as school and medical and religious records, etc.

Moms and Dads can start a paternity action by filing a Petition. Paternity establishes parentage and sets clear rights as well as obligations regarding a child. Paternity actions can range from voluntary stipulations between mom and dad up to a highly contested litigated matter in court.

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