The Establishment and Defense of Paternity in Pennsylvania
Paternity is an emotional issue. All you have to do is turn on a daytime talk show to see how questions about paternity can ruin relationships and set family members against each other. Fortunately, the establishment of paternity in the real world is a relatively simple procedure. All that is required is a DNA paternity test. If one of the parties is unwilling to submit to the test, it may be necessary to obtain a court order to compel the party to submit a DNA sample, but this is usually easily accomplished with the help of a knowledgeable fathers' rights lawyer.
At the State College law firm of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we help clients in central Pennsylvania communities such as Bellefonte, Altoona, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Clearfield, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bloomsburg find out the truth about paternity and clarify their legal rights and obligations regarding a child. We stand up for the rights of unmarried fathers to share in their children's lives. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Guidance in a Comprehensive Range of Paternity Cases
Our experienced family law attorneys can handle a wide range of paternity matters including:
- Married fathers wishing to learn the truth about the paternity of a child born into their marriage
- Unmarried fathers wishing to assert their parental rights to visitation or custody
- Mothers wishing to establish paternity in order to obtain child support
- Married men wishing to defend the paternity of a child against an outside claim
- Married men seeking to avoid paying support for a child that is not theirs
It is important to note that, under the law, any child born into marriage is presumed to be the child of the husband. If this is not the case, there may still be serious legal obstacles to overcome if the husband wishes to avoid the obligation to support a child that is not his.
Regardless of the nature of your paternity concerns, we can offer you honest answers and straightforward advice in a free consultation. Contact our offices in College Park today to schedule a discreet, one-on-one consultation with an experienced attorney.