Missouri residents may face their fair share of family law issues throughout life, and a growing number of them may face paternity issues. When there is a dispute concerning the paternity of a child, this not only impacts the father or mother asserting or denying the claim, but also the child at the heart of it. Thus, it is important that paternity is treated like the sensitive issue that it is, because establishing paternity is not always an easy process to go through.
At our law firm, we understand the complexities that are often involved in a paternity dispute. While the core issue at hand is whether or not a father will be afforded parental rights, there are often several other issues that also need to be resolved as well. This often includes issues of custody, visitation and child support.
The procedure to establish paternity can be complex for those who are suddenly thrown into the process. We understand that not all fathers are seeking to establish paternity in order to gain access to a child or children. In fact, some men challenge assertions of paternity to prove that they are not the father in order to avoid obligations such as child support. Whether you are seeking to establish paternity or challenge it, a paternity test, which includes a DNA test, will help the presumed father with his action.
To learn more, please visit our law firm's paternity website. Going through any family law issue can be difficult and taxing. Therefore, it is important to be well aware of your rights and options in the matter.