Minneapolis Paternity Lawyers

Establishing paternity is significant and establishes parental rights as well as contributing to a child’s sense of identity. If you are involved in a paternity dispute, whether you are the mother or the potential father, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, we have access to the resources to help establish paternity for both mothers and fathers.

Children’s Rights

Determining paternity is financially important because the child is then entitled to certain rights from the father, including child support, and potentially insurance and inheritance. Even in a situation in which an acknowledgement of paternity has been signed, there is still a need, however, to set up child support and other financial factors as well as custody and placement rights.

Father’s Rights

If you are the father of a child that was born out of wedlock, it is necessary for you to establish your parental rights legally as soon as possible. In Minnesota when a child is born to unmarried parents, only the mother has custody rights. This is true even if the father is named on the birth certificate or the father signed a Recognition of Parentage. In order to establish custodial rights and parenting time, you must bring a court action.

Establishing Paternity

If you are attempting to establish paternity of your child, you need to protect your rights by getting legal protection from a paternity attorney that can explain the steps of proving paternity and what happens next. Proving paternity is not always as simple as taking a DNA test or making a motion in court on your own; you and your child also need legal protection to make sure that, once paternity is proven or disproven, you can take the proper steps to ensure your child is cared for. If you have questions about paternity or DNA testing for paternity, please contact the attorneys at Robinson | Duffy, PLLC today.

Contact the Lawyers at Robinson | Duffy, PLLC Today

To speak with one of our qualified Minneapolis/St. Paul paternity attorneys, contact us by calling 952-525-2252 or send us an e-mail. We serve all of the metro counties including: Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Carver County, Anoka County, Scott County, Sherburne County, and beyond. Call us today. We will give you an honest assessment of what you can expect in your situation. We offer payment plans and other affordable options to get you the legal assistance you need.