D.C. Paternity Law
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District of Columbia Paternity Law Attorneys
Children do best when they have two capable and interested parents in their lives. If both parents want to be involved in the rearing of their children, they should be able to participate whether or not they were ever married to each other. Regardless of gender or prior marital status, both biological parents are assumed to be on equal footing when seeking parenting time with their children in DC Paternity Law.
Making sure children of unmarried parents are afforded their rights to parenting time and support.
Paternity Law Litigation
If parents are married, there is a presumption that children born during the marriage are the children of the married couple. If the parents are not married at the time of birth, before a court can establish a custody award, paternity must be established. If the parents do not acknowledge the father’s status, then a test is performed to prove it. Once paternity is established, the father has all of the rights and privileges afforded by any other parent. With so many complex moving parts, hiring an experienced DC paternity lawyer is critical to any case of success.
Establishing paternity is particularly important for the child. Not only will it provide the parents with their appropriate custodial rights, but it affords the child the right to economic and parental support. While it used to be that mothers had a legal advantage going in, now the law provides that both parents have an equal right and obligation to raise their children.
Why Choose Antonoplos & Associates?
What makes Antonoplos & Associates group of Washington, D.C. paternity attorneys so successful is that we expertly evaluate the merits of your dispute by listening to the specific issues you are facing, perform our own outside research on the issue, and then directly work with you to determine how to best prosecute or defend against a claim.
We encourage you to call us at 202-803-5676 or directly schedule your free, no-risk consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today.