When parents are not married at the time of a child’s birth it is necessary to establish paternity in order to create a parent-child relationship between the child and father. Establishing paternity is required before any child support or custody and parenting issues can be addressed. A DNA test (also referred to as a paternity test) may be performed in order to determine whether a man is the biological father of a child. Should the parties agree to paternity without the necessity of a paternity test, the parties may enter a judgement of paternity, that is recognized by the court. Overmann Family Law attorneys can educate clients on the process of establishing paternity and legal benefits and consequences of doing so. Overmann Family Law represents fathers and mothers in child support and paternity cases.
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