When parents are unmarried at the time a child is born, a paternity test can be used to establish the identity of the father. Once paternity is established, the court can order the father to pay child support. If it is in the child’s best interests, the father may be awarded primary physical custody.
Establishing paternity can lead to bitter child support and custody disputes. When dealing with a potentially contentious situation, make sure you have an experienced Indianapolis paternity law attorney in your corner. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing fathers and mothers seeking to establish their child’s paternity. We are committed to protecting you and your children’s best interests without escalating the issues involved. Contact our Indianapolis family law firm for a consultation.
In the past, paternity actions were usually initiated by the mother to collect child support. Now fathers are just as likely to contact a lawyer for parenting time or custody. In Indiana, the father can sign a paternity affidavit at the hospital when the child is born. If paternity is contested, the parties can request for paternity to be established or the court can order DNA testing.
When your child’s future is hanging in the balance, understandingly you have questions. We are committed to addressing your concerns, while explaining how establishing paternity can affect:
Contact our law firm online to learn how we can protect your parental rights. We offer consultations to address your questions and explain how we can help you. Our law office is conveniently located on the north side of Indianapolis.
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