Grand Rapids Father's Rights Attorney
Establishing & Proving Paternity in Michigan
Family law matters, especially those involving children, can be incredibly sensitive and complex. When it comes to paternity, fathers have both rights and responsibilities to care for their children. Whether you are a mother wishing to hold a father responsible financially or a father wishing to be involved in your child's life, our firm is here to help. At The Wealthy Street Law Firm, we strive to help our clients' keep your children's' best interests first.
Common Reasons to Establish Paternity
If two parents are married at the time of a child's birth, the law does not usually question paternity. However, if you and the other parent of your child were not married at the time of the birth, you may have to take action to establish paternity. This can typically be done with simple DNA testing, although it may get more complex if the other parent is unwilling to cooperate. Our Grand Rapids family law attorney can work with you to enforce your rights.
Establishing paternity has many purposes, including:
- Parents can work together to establish a parenting plan
- Child can receive financial support from both parents
- Child can receive medical insurance from the other parent
- Father can put his name on the child's birth certificate
- Father can seek visitation or custody rights
Hire a Trusted Family Law Attorney in Grand Rapids
Our firm has more than a decade of experience representing both men and women in paternity cases of all types. We have seen a wide range of situations, from mothers wanting to establish paternity to receive child support to fathers looking to spend time with their children. Regardless of what circumstance you are in, we believe that you deserve a unique solution and as such, we are dedicated to providing you with personalized legal service.
If you are ready to take a step forward, contact us at (616) 202-3988 for a free consultation.