With fatherhood come rights and obligations. When paternity of a child is established, the father has the right to see the child and become involved in the child’s life. Whether or not the father elects to become involved, the father still has an obligation to support the child, pursuant to Missouri State law.
When there is an issue of fatherhood, important questions must be answered in order to protect the rights and interests of all concerned. At the Jacoby Law Firm, we help clients in the Kansas City Metro and in Bethany Missouri establish or defend paternity claims, as well as resolve related matters such as child support obligations.
The issue of Paternity is defined by the Family Court as being the father of a child/children. A determination of Paternity can dramatically introduce a whole slew of Family Law issues which may include; Child Custody (Shared or Joint Custody or Full Custody) Visitation and Child Support. Your Kansas City Paternity Lawyer knows that DNA testing is today frequently used to determine paternity, and that a paternity order that is entered against a father is part of imposing a child support order. In the offices of the Jacoby Law Firm, each family and divorce lawyer has extensive experience in evaluation and litigation of Paternity cases, as well as in representing fathers who wish to be established as the biological father of a child and maintain an ongoing relationship together with the child. If you are on either side of a Paternity case, you’ll find a Paternity Lawyer ready to provide you with a free evaluation regarding your case.
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