Salt Lake City Paternity Attorney
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In Utah, a mother or father can bring a paternity action. Mothers may wish to establish paternity to obtain child support. Fathers may wish to establish paternity to obtain child custody rights. Crippen & Cline L.C. has extensive knowledge of both types of parental rights and is dedicated to offering the legal support you need at this time.
If you would like to speak with a paternity lawyer, please call our family law firm today to schedule your consultation. We can be reached at 801-539-1900.
Paternity Affects Child Support and Child Custody
When paternity is established, the father will obtain custodial rights, which may include child custody or parent time. Additionally, the noncustodial will be obligated to pay child support. As a fathers' rights attorney, David Blum can protect your rights throughout this process. If you would like child custody or additional parenting time, we can help you reach this goal.
We also represent mothers who would like to establish paternity. The motivations for this are largely in the best interests of the child. Child support provides for your child's necessities, and a custody or parent time can secure a quality father-child relationship.
How Is Paternity Established?
Crippen & Cline L.C. provides responsive legal attention throughout the paternity claim. The person seeking to establish paternity will need to petition the court to issue a judgment of paternity. Typically, a hearing will be scheduled. In this hearing, the parties will have an opportunity to present evidence to establish their claim. If paternity is disputed in the hearing, the court will order a DNA test. DNA test results are close to 99.99 percent accurate.
Talk to our paternity lawyer today. We can be reached at 801-539-1900, or you can contact us online.
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