Often when unmarried parties have children, they opt to pursue a Paternity Action under Missouri law. Paternity cases differ from divorces in that the issues faced are limited to matters of child custody, visitation, and child support. Determining the parentage of a child is extremely important, and it is essential to note that merely being listed on a child’s birth certificate does not grant enforceable custody rights. I can help guide you towards a swift and speedy resolution to ensure your child has proper care and support.
There are several reasons why it is valuable for Missouri fathers to establish paternity, the most important of which is that it helps establish the right to have frequent and meaningful contact with your child. I’m here to make sure you don’t miss any milestones as your son or daughter grows. A paternity order also grants a father the right to make important decisions that impact a child’s life. When a father is legally established, his child is entitled to access to benefits that include Social Security, inheritance, veterans’ benefits, and coverage under his health insurance.
Determining the parentage of a child is extremely important. I can help you establish the truth and fight for your rights to ensure your child has proper support and care.