Establishing paternity is beneficial for mothers and fathers. If you are a mother, establishing paternity allows you to seek child support. If you are the father, establishing paternity allows you to seek visitation rights or even custody of your child. Paternity does not guarantee these rights – it simply allows you to pursue them in court. If you are ready to establish the paternity of your child, the Aubry Law Firm can help you understand your options.
PROTECTING MOTHERS’ RIGHTS IN PATERNITY ACTIONS
The Aubry Law Firm represents mothers’ rights during a paternity action. If you are seeking to prevent an abusive or dangerous individual from obtaining the rights of paternity, we can fight on your behalf. You may also want to prove that a man who denies paternity is the father in order to obtain needed child support. Whatever the case, we will consult with you about your objectives in order to best serve your interests. We provide personalized service to our clients.
SAFEGUARD YOUR RIGHTS AS THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER
If your child was born out of wedlock, you may have to take legal action to establish yourself as the father. When a child is born to married parents, the law presumes that both spouses are the natural parents of the child. If the marriage ends in divorce, the court will recognize the rights of both parents in respect to the children. But if you and the mother were never married, you may find yourself in a difficult position when seeking to assume your role as a parent.
Unmarried fathers who face opposition from the mother in being involved with the children can get help from the Aubry Law Firm. We can help you file a petition with the court to obtain legal recognition as a father. This may require you to get a DNA test for you and the child. Once you have been named as the father, you will have an opportunity to seek child custody or visitation rights. Our firm will do everything we can to remove any barriers in your way.