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A paternity action is used to establish custody rights and financial support obligations for children born to parents who are not married. Paternity actions are also used when a parent wants to legally establish who a child’s father is. Often a parent seeks to establish a custody or visitation order when they are not allowed to see their child on a regular basis. Alternatively, a parent may be looking to establish a child support order to assist financially with supporting their child. Whatever your situation, our experienced Paternity Lawyer at Faurot Family Law is prepared to assist you with any paternity action from establishing a legal determination of paternity to obtaining a child custody and child support order.
The process of establishing paternity can be both complicated and emotional and has serious long-term effects. A sworn acknowledgment of paternity notarized and signed by both parents of the child may be considered a legal finding of paternity. Parties should not sign an acknowledgment of paternity if there is any question about who the biological father is. If you feel that you may not be a child’s biological father, you have the right to request the Court enter an order for DNA testing before moving forward with any custody or support orders. If you are a parent who has questions about paternity, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Family Law attorney to ensure your rights are protected. We proudly represent men, woman, and non-binary individuals in paternity cases.
Sometimes a parent will seek financial support from the state which can result in an administrative action being initiated against the other parent. If you have received documentation from the Missouri Department of Social Service, Family Support Division regarding an administrative child support action, you need to take it seriously and do not ignore it. These actions can result in the establishment of paternity as well as an administrative child support order obligating you to pay child support and/or a medical support order. If you have questions regarding an administrative child support action or have received documents related to an administrative action, let our experienced Columbia Family Law attorney at Faurot Family Law help ensure your rights are protected.
If you have questions about a paternity case or have been served with paperwork regarding establishment of paternity, child support or medical support contact our Paternity Lawyer at Faurot Family Law today at 573.449.4473 or online to schedule your consultation.
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