The determination of a child’s biological father and the laws that govern the rights and responsibilities of the man is paternity law. Paternity can be established in any of three ways:
- If mother is married during conception, the husband is automatically presumed as the father.
- The mother can have a man sign a affidavit of paternity form that will identify the man as the father of the child.
- A court order can establish paternity. This is usually done through a DNA test.
Parenting Time and Child Support
Usually parenting time and child support is established during divorce proceedings. If there is a need to recalculate child support or parenting time disputes come up it may be necessary to go back to court. We can ensure that child support is calculated fairly and that your parenting time is preserved.
Department of Child Services
If DCS gets involved in your family’s life it can be stressful. If court intervention has been deemed necessary, Schwarz Law Office can gather evidence and represent you at hearings of any Child in Need of Services proceedings. Allowing a DCS case to stay on the record could inhibit your ability to get certain jobs and many see it as offensive. We understand this and fight aggressively to protect your family and reputation.