Paternity

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Establishing a child’s parentage is fairly easy. DNA testing can establish a child’s father with a sufficient degree of certainty to meet the legal standard of proof.

The more difficult and time consuming issues in a paternity suit are finding the father, establishing a child support order, agreeing to a possession schedule and proving the right to retroactive support and reimbursement for medical expenses.

In our experience, the issue is frequently not about getting support from a reticent father. The issue is often a mother who does not want the father to see or make decisions for the child. Easley & Marquis attorneys have handled a wide variety of paternity issues and can advise you how best to achieve your goals.