Paternity

Philadelphia Paternity Lawyers

Establishing a legal relationship with your child can be difficult for a father in certain situations. The mother of your child may use the child as leverage in an effort to secure higher child support payments. Or, sometimes a father denies that a child is his so that he has no emotional, financial or legal obligation to the child. Each of these situations can be resolved with the aid of a skilled Philadelphia paternity suit lawyer.

Determining Parentage In Pennsylvania

Many times a father will acknowledge paternity through his actions, behaviors and interactions with the child. Other times he may claim parentage via signing a written, legally binding document. Sometimes however establishing paternity is not always so simplistic. In some situations where the fathers actions do not demonstrate parentage seeking legal recourse is the only way to establish paternity. This will ideally also benefit the child as well as it will be cared for.

A very common method of uncovering parentage is through DNA testing. There are several ways a DNA test can be performed such as through blood tests or oral swab samples. After parentage is established the courts will enter a court ordered child support schedule.

How A Philadelphia Family Law Attorney Can Help You

Being a parent is difficult enough even when it is an ideal situation between the mother and the father. If you add finger pointing, blame, infidelity or other unpleasant emotions into the mix it can get very convoluted, and very ugly, quickly. Working with an experienced Philadelphia paternity attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and that the best situation for the child will come about legally through the courts.

Contact A Philadelphia Pennsylvania Paternity Suit Lawyer

Let the Philadelphia family law attorneys at The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen protect your rights as well as your reputation. Call The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen regarding your paternity lawsuit.

The Law Office of Erik B. Jensen offers free initial consultations to those with legal needs in the Philadelphia area.