PRACTICAL ADVICE AND ADVOCACY IN PATERNITY CASES-
Do you need a court order to specify your rights to your child?
Are you concerned one parent may take the child and not tell you where they are or move to another city or even state?
Have you and the other parent been in agreement with possession and access to your child and then they get mad at you and deny you access to your child?
Do you need a court order for child support or medical support for your child?
Whether you are the custodial parent or not, you need court orders in place to protect your rights to your child. If you are not married to the mother when the child was born or you do not marry the mother shortly thereafter, there could be a a question about the “legal” paternity of the child. This issue becomes ESPECIALLY important if the mother was married to someone else at the time of the birth. Suzanne will guide you through the process of establishing the paternity of the child, establishing legal rights in regards to possession or access and/or setting up child support. Suzanne can even discuss your rights regarding the child having your last name and having your name put on the birth certificate.
* KEEP IN MIND: Without court orders, you may have NO rights at all to your child. The sooner you file papers in court to protect your rights whether it is for child support, medical support or visitation the better you AND your child are.
DO NOT DELAY THIS VERY IMPORTANT STEP IN PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS AND GETTING A COURT ORDER THAT IS ENFORCEABLE IN COURT IF NOT FOLLOWED! AGREED ORDERS