What should I know about a paternity petition?
There are many times when parents find themselves in situations where they are unsure who the biological father of their child is. This can be a stressful time for all parties involved and has a tendency to carry heavy emotional tolls. When this situations arises, usually the mother is looking for a means of support to help her out monetarily. Having an awareness of who the father of your child is can make a difference in the amount of
Paternity petitions can be requested by the mother through the court. If the court grants the request for the paternity petition, the person who is being questioned as the father will have to submit to a DNA test. In addition, they may be subject to file an “acknowledgement of paternity.” This will allow the court to see whether or not that person is responsible for providing their child with monetary support.
If you are concerned or have questions about the circumstances of your case, it would be in your best interest to speak with an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
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