Do you need help with paternity of a child? ARTEMiS attorneys can help you navigate the court process for this area of the law.
A paternity lawsuit is the legal process to confirm the true identity of a child’s biological parents. Either parent can initiate a paternity lawsuit and the court may order a DNA test and award legal decision making, parenting time, and child support based on those results.
A paternity lawsuit is treated similarly to a divorce with children, except in a paternity lawsuit the parties were not married when they had children. A court will:
- Determine who the biological parents are
- Analyze the child’s best interest
- Make appropriate orders to the parties regarding visitation, child support, and related matters