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What to do When Paternity is an Issue

By Menduni Martindill, PLLC  Sep. 11, 2012 1:42p

The emotions can really run high when paternity is added to the mix of an already difficult situation where two people are getting a divorce or separation. Speak with a child custody lawyer knowledgeable in paternity issues right away if you are wondering if you are the father of a child or if you are a mother who needs to prove that a particular individual is in fact the father.

Are you dealing with a father that is refusing his responsibilities?

If you are running into barriers because the person who you believe to be the father of your child denies the relationship then you do have legal options. It is vital that you act fast to ensure that the matter is resolved as quickly as possible. It may be necessary to obtain a court order so that the man in question is required to submit to a paternity test. If proven to be the father then you may be able to collect child support for your child or children.

Are you a father being denied your fathers' rights?

Fathers' rights are no longer put on the back burner; the father's role in the child's life is considered just as important as the mother's by today's court system. A custody attorney may be able to help you obtain a court order for a paternity test which will help you regain visitation or even custody of your children. Likewise, if a woman is demanding support from you and is making dubious claims that you are the father of the child then make sure you have professional representation looking out for your best interests.

Work with an Austin Paternity Lawyer

Paternity can be a very tricky issue and there is no denying that the outcome of a paternity test in either direction can mean continued legal battles. That is why it is so important to make sure your rights are being protected by a competent and trustworthy paternity attorney. No matter how complex your case is you deserve to have someone on your side working to resolve the matter as swiftly as possible. The caring team at the law offices of Menduni Martindill understands that these cases must be treated with skill and finesse. Please contact our firm today to find out how we may be able to help you.

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