The Importance Of Establishing Paternity
At Berkowitz Cook Gondring Driskell & Drobeck, LLC, we have over 25 years of experience working toward resolving family law matters, including handling paternity cases. The establishment of paternity can have an important impact on both mothers and fathers in a family law case.
Paternity forms the basis of seeking financial support on behalf of the child as well as establishing custody and parenting time rights. Paternity may be established in a number of different ways. When in dispute, it may involve paternity testing and a court order to adjudicate the father.
Mothers Seeking Child Support
If you are looking to establish paternity in order to seek out child support, you should consult with a lawyer to understand the steps and requirements in the process. Often there are collateral considerations that should be evaluated before filing any paperwork. After paternity is established, fathers have the right to request custody and parenting time determinations. It is important to thoroughly think through each implication of taking legal action in order to develop a more comprehensive strategy.
Fathers Seeking Establishment Of Custody And Parenting Time
Fathers who want to establish or protect their custody and parenting time need counsel to determine what path to take to best address these issues. Some relationships end when a child is older and the father has never established paternity and does not have an enforceable custody order. In order to make sure you have your legal rights protected, work with one of our attorneys to get an order in place.
Establish Your Rights | Get Advice On Your Paternity Case
Contact our firm to get more information about paternity and establishment of custody and parenting time. Call 816-753-5000 to reach our Kansas City office. We represent clients in Kansas and Missouri with family law matters.