Southeast Michigan Paternity Lawyers
Need to Establish Paternity? Call (248) 809-6394 Today.
Our firm has helped hundreds of couples in the greater Southeast Michigan area to obtain definitive answers in paternity cases. As experienced Southeast Michigan family law attorneys, we provide a clear and rational approach to your legal problem as well as the emotional detachment and skill that is necessary to navigate through the court procedures required for paternity determination.
Paternity actions almost always occur as mere formalities so that other legal proceedings such as child support or child custody determinations can take place. In almost all of the paternity cases our firm has handled, no doubt exists as to the identity of the father.
Do you need assistance in determining paternity? Let our board-certified family law specialist help. Call (248) 809-6394!
What Is Paternity & Why Is it Important?
Paternity is defined as the state or condition of being a father. This type of action arises when parties, who were never legally married to each other, need to determine the father of the child. Either the mother or the father of the child may file the Petition to Establish Parental Relationship of a child.
- Once paternity is established, the court will make decisions on the issues of:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Child visitation
If the parties are able to reach an agreement with respect to the resolution of these issues, they then execute a Stipulated Judgment of Paternity. This is submitted to the court for the judge’s signature and entry, and both parties have no need to appear in court. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the court has to resolve the parties’ differences at a trial with a Court Judgment of Paternity.
Attorneys Representing Fathers’ Rights in Southeast Michigan
One of the best steps you can take to preserve your emotional and financial future when facing a paternity-related legal issue is to consult with an experienced family lawyer in Southeast Michigan. Most of our clients feel empowered or at least better informed of their legal options after just the initial consultation. At the Law Offices of David Binkley, we aggressively fight for the rights of the father in matters of paternity, custody, visitation, and support.
Call our firm today at (248) 809-6394 for an initial consultation!