Paternity refers to the legally enshrined rights and obligations of the father in relation to the child. According to the law, paternity is established in three ways:
Establishment of paternity is reduced to the legal identification of the father of the child, whose parents were not married at the time of his birth. If you are one of these parents (or intend to become one), see the information below about parenthood.
Who needs a paternity establishment procedure?
Such parents will not be asked questions about their immigration status, and information obtained in the course of establishing paternity and / or ordering child support will not be transferred to USCIS.
To establish paternity, the alleged father must file a paternity petition with the court. If the mother of the child is married, then her husband is a direct participant in the trial.
During the trial, the fact of paternity can be established with the consent of the child’s mother. However, if there is no consent, then the alleged father may request a blood and DNA test. When conducting analyzes, it can be established that the legal father is not biological. If the fact of paternity was established in the course of the court proceedings, then it is practically impossible to cancel the court decision.
If the mother of the child refused to give consent to the acknowledgment of paternity, the court may decide to conduct DNA tests and blood tests. However, if, after receiving positive test results, the mother still refuses to give consent, the court will order a trial.
Our attorneys have many years of experience in the resolution of paternity disputes. Our highly qualified lawyers will represent your interests both in voluntary settlement of disputes and in representing interests in family matters in court.
To establish paternity, we provide the following services: