Establishing Paternity With An Experienced Attorney
Sometimes, having an established paternity is something that we take for granted. When a couple has a baby, if it is a married couple, the court presumes that the newborn is the child of both people in the couple.
However, if it is an unmarried couple, the child is not automatically in a legal relationship with the father. We at Boje, Benner, Becker, Markovich & Hixson, LLP, know that this is only one of the reasons why establishing paternity is so important.
Why You Would Need To Establish Paternity
People may think that there isn’t a need to establish paternity of their child legally. However, this is not the case. There are several reasons to establish the paternity of a child. If paternity is not established, the mother has complete control of any important decisions for the child. Even if the unmarried father lives with the child, he cannot make any of those decisions on his own. Establishing paternity can also be a major benefit for the child in regard to their legal needs. It is necessary to establish paternity to establish the father’s financial responsibility to the child in the form of child support, medical support and other financial matters. Finally, it is important to establish a child’s entitlement to inheritance from the father.
Do Not Leave Anything To Chance
Our lawyers know how important establishing paternity is if you are looking to gain paternal rights, or even establish legal responsibility of the father for the child. Our attorneys have been serving Indiana clients for years from our office in Noblesville and the Indianapolis area, and are ready to help you as well. Contact us right away if you need help establishing paternity. Call us at 866-913-0134 to set up an initial consultation to discuss your options today.