Why Is It Important To Establish Paternity?
When a child is born to two unmarried parents, it is necessary to establish paternity with the courts. This creates a parent-child relationship between the child and the father. Establishing paternity is crucial because it allows you to address child support and custody disagreements before the court.
Dietz Family Law PLLC handles paternity and other family law issues for clients residing in northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area. The process of establishing paternity is often complicated. But with lead attorney Stephanie A. Dietz’s guidance, she can help you understand the steps needed to achieve that goal.
Establishing The Paternity Of Your Child
A paternity or DNA test can determine whether a man is the biological father of a child. Should disputes over the paternity of a child arise, it is common to use this method to settle the matter. If you are uncertain who the father of a child is and wish to prove paternity, speak to us today.
Let us help you establish the paternity of your child so you can 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 if you are the mother
- Be reimbursed for expenses associated with the child’s birth and upbringing
DNA tests are not always necessary. Should both parties agree on paternity, they can simply enter an acknowledgment of paternity or agree on the judgment of paternity, which is then recognized by the court.
Helping You With Your Paternity Issues
Confirming paternity lets the parent be a part of their child’s life to provide the support that the child needs to thrive. For this reason, it is important for you, whether you are the mother or father of the child, to work with a skilled attorney. Lead attorney Stephanie A. Dietz has extensive experience in navigating these types of sensitive family law issues. Reach out to us today by calling 859-757-2978, or request your consultation online.