Establishing Paternity, Parenting Time And Child Support
Regardless of marital status, each parent has certain responsibilities that they must fulfill when a child is born. If the parents are not married, or if the mother is uncertain about the identity of the child’s father, a paternity case may be brought to help to legally determine the identity of the father. In this process, a DNA test, which confirms or denies paternity, may be ordered. You may also want to ask for a paternity test if you believe the child is yours and wish to have certain custody and visitation rights.
Establishing the paternity of your child in Indiana with the help of a lawyer is important for many reasons, including:
- Determining who will be financially responsible for the child’s upbringing, helping to secure your child’s future.
- Providing access to essential family medical history, which can be important for preventative medical care.
- If you are the confirmed parent of the child, you can legally request parenting time with your child, making sure you can build a healthy relationship with him or her.
- As the legal parent of the child, you can provide access to health care or insurance.
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I am Cindy L. Kenworthy, P.C., an attorney based in Indianapolis. I believe in providing high-quality and dedicated legal counsel in a initial consultation. You will receive a high-level of service in a dedicated meeting with me, not an assistant or paralegal.
Call 317-298-2525 today to get started. I represent individuals throughout Indiana.