Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of a parental relationship between a father and his child. A child born to a wife during a marriage is legally presumed to be the husband’s child, but this presumption can be rebutted with evidence to the contrary. If you find yourself in either situation, Suddarth and Koor, LLC is here to guide you through the situation.
Paternity creates a legal connection between a parent and a child. Determining paternity can help establish support, custody, and visitation.
Establishing paternity can go beyond everyday monetary support. If the parent passes, the child has legal claims to assets, or other government benefits such as social security and military pensions, may be passed on. It helps the child to know if there is anything in their medical history they need to be aware of.