Paternity lawsuits and Legitimation actions may be necessary to determine parental rights, custody or support matters when the identity of the biological father is in questions. In these instances, the court will order a genetic test. The results of this test are then used to establish a legal relationship between the parent and the child and determines the extent to which the father has an obligation to support the child. Even if the biological father does not want to play an active role in the child’s upbringing, he still has an obligation to provide financial support to the minor child.
These suits may be brought by the mother or the presumed father.
Ms. Carter has handled these cases for both mom and dad. Ms. Carter is available to offer legal guidance, assist in filing a paternity or legitimation action with the appropriate court or defend you against a paternity action.