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PaternitySometimes there can be a reason to question who the father of a child is. While these are delicate circumstances, we must face it head-on. The legal establishment of a child’s father is called paternity. Often, this is proven via DNA testing. The issue of paternity can arise in child support, alimony, divorce, inheritance cases, and more. Firmly establishing paternity aids the courts in deciding monetary payments, parental rights, and custody.
At the Law Offices of Ulric E. J. Usher, Esq. A PC , our team of attorneys are experienced in all aspects of family law, including paternity. If a child’s paternity is in question, you’ll want to make sure that you are well represented and educated in all aspects of paternity legality. Our paternity lawyers can help you through this complicated situation with firmness and sensitivity.
If your child has more than one man asserting themselves as the father of the child, you’ll want to have paternity confirmed and established legally as soon as possible. Obviously, legal paternity is a significant factor in determining who is responsible for shared responsibilities such as child support. Paternity also establishes who has the rights of fatherhood over your child. This means that the legal father of the child can refuse consent for adoption and can claim the right to fight for custody and visitation.
While it may seem like a father-focused issue, paternity is just as crucial to the mother. Establishing legal paternity helps the mother secure financial child support for her child or children. It also helps the courts determine the circumstance of custody. Paternity is also immensely imperative for the child or children involved in the situation as it entitles the child to the paternal father’s worker’s compensation and inheritance. A child needs to know who its father is for his or her personal development and maturity.
The Law Offices of Ulric E. J. Usher, Esq. A PC is here for you during this sensitive and challenging time, no matter which end of paternity testing that you find yourself on. Our paternity law office is ready to fight for your rights as a parent, no matter what legal hurdles you may be facing. These situations can become complex, confusing, and even hostile at a moment’s notice. Allow us to break down the case for you, informing you of your options every step of the way.
We understand that your time is precious and that you should be focused on moving forward with your life, that’s why we want to advocate on your behalf, ensuring the protection of your parental rights. Whether you’re going through a divorce, seeking custody, or have a responsibility thrust upon you that isn’t yours, we’ll do our best to achieve the results that you need. Give us a call today and schedule your consultation.