A paternity action is a legal avenue to address time-sharing, parental responsibility, and often child support when the parents are not and have not been married. There are two types of actions. The first being Disestablishment of Paternity which is when a party is seeking to terminate child support (or any other paternal) obligation because he is not the biological father of the child in question.
The second action is a paternity action that can be initiated by the mother or the father. This is when either party seeks to establish paternity, child support, time-sharing, and parental responsibility. It is essentially what most call a “custody” case and is used when the parties are not married.
The Paternity Attorneys at the Law Offices of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein will be with you every step in the process. We will thoroughly review all your options when establishing a proposed parenting plan. This plan could include time-sharing, parental responsibility, financial obligations, determining which party will provide insurance for the child or who claims the child on their taxes, and much more.