Understanding your rights
If you are a parent of a child born outside of marriage, a paternity action allows you to establish the rights and responsibilities of each parent with respect to the financial support and legal and physical custody of the child.
Even if you and the other parent are cooperating, you may want to consider formalizing the rights and responsibilities of each of you before problems arise. Establishing these agreements early on provides a legal and financial safety net for your child.
Mediation or the collaborative process may be used to resolve the issues that arise in paternity matters in a non-adversarial way. If that is not possible, these issues can be resolved through litigation. If you would like to discuss your paternity action please give us a call.