When a child is born to two unmarried parents, it is necessary to establish paternity with the courts in order to create a parent-child relationship between the child and father. It is also necessary to establish paternity before any child support or custody and visitation issues can be addressed before the court.

The family law attorneys at Dietz & Overmann, PLLC, handle paternity issues for people in northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area. The process of establishing paternity is often complicated, and our attorneys understand what steps need to be taken to work toward that goal.

Why Should Paternity Be Established?

A DNA test, also referred to as paternity test, may be done in order to determine whether a man is the biological father of a child. Should the parties agree on paternity without the necessity of a DNA test, then they can enter an acknowledgement of paternity, or agreed judgment of paternity, that is then recognized by the court.

Our legal team represents both fathers and mothers in these actions. If a child is born to unmarried parents, then paternity needs to be established in order to accomplish the following:

  • Obtain legal and physical child custody rights, if you are the father
  • Obtain visitation rights with a child, if you are the father
  • Have child support ordered
  • Be reimbursed for expenses associated with the child

For representation regarding paternity issues, contact the legal team at Dietz & Overmann, PLLC, today. Reach us at our Edgewood offices at 859-757-2978 or email your contact information via our secure form.