Children born out of wedlock often grow up without a father’s love and support. To help combat this age old problem, Indiana paternity testing laws attempt to create a process that make it possible to establish parental rights and obligations to these children.
Father’s who want to be involved in their children’s lives can petition to establish paternity rights. Mother’s who desire to have a father’s financial support may also petition to establish paternity and secure court ordered child support. Even the child may petition the court to establish paternity.
Whatever the case may be, petitions for paternity are intended to legally establish who the father of the child is, determine who shall have custody of the child, establish each parent’s legal child support obligation, and set up a regular visitation schedule to enable the non-custodial parent to spend time with his or her child.
We are family lawyers. If you need to establish paternity for the benefit of a child, give us a call at McNevin & Schiff to see how we can help you with the paternity process
A more detailed description of each Family Law matter can be found through the links below:
Indiana Child Custody
Indiana Child Support
Emancipation of Minors
Indiana Child Support Calculator
Marion County Financial Declaration Report
If you are engaged in a family law dispute, or have any questions, or you are seeking paternity rights let a paternity lawyer help you. Give us a call. Have a paternity lawyer answer your questions.
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Paternity Testing Laws