Lending a hand to those who wish to establish paternity
From alimony to the distribution of marital property, couples may face a myriad of legal issues when they split up. For those who have children, legal matters involving their kids can be particularly emotional and complex, which is why parents should focus on avoiding unnecessary complications. There are many reasons why people want to establish paternity and at Just Law PLLC, our law firm offers support to clients in Salt Lake City and across Utah who are going through this firsthand.
When it comes to establishing paternity, there are different techniques and the circumstances surrounding a case will vary. Sometimes, paternity is established after a child, the parents of a child or the state files a legal action to carry out DNA testing. Also, parents are able to sign voluntary declaration of paternity forms and courts can also issue parentage orders. In many cases, establishing paternity is crucial. For example, the establishment of paternity can be very beneficial for children and may provide them with a number of advantages, such as citizenship, child support benefits and the right to medical records. Establishing paternity can also have an impact on custody rulings.
Whether you are a child, mother or the father of a child, carefully reviewing the details of your situation and acting promptly is paramount. If you wish to have paternity established, you should not hesitate to take the necessary steps to determine fatherhood. On the section of our website devoted to paternity, custody and visitation, you can read more information that may be helpful for those who wish to establish paternity.