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Paternity Cases in Bellevue

Our Bellevue Paternity Lawyers Can Help with Legal Fatherhood Issues

Paternity cases can quickly become emotionally charged, because there is so much at stake for the people involved. Questions of paternity are surprisingly easy to resolve, but the results may be anything but because it can set off a chain reaction of legal actions focused on child custody and support. If you're not married and facing paternity issues, take advantage of the knowledge and experience of our Bellevue paternity lawyers so that you can get the answers you need.

Paternity means that a man is identified as a child's father according to the law. Establishing paternity often requires a DNA test, which is irrefutable evidence of fatherhood. Our paternity lawyers in King County understand that the results of this test will affect the lives of everyone involved, and we're prepared to help you deal with the legalities of the aftermath.

Our Bellevue paternity attorneys frequently handle cases where a man denies a mother's claim that he is the father. The goal of these claims is to garner child support from the alleged father. If a DNA establishes that this person is the father, our Bellevue paternity attorneys will quickly petition the court for child support and any other pertinent interests.

If a mother falsely accuses someone of being her child's father, our Washington paternity lawyers will request that the Washington court require paternity be established. If the DNA fails to vindicate the mother's claim, she will be unable to pursue any court mandated child support.

Our King County family law lawyers often encounter cases where a mother denies a father the right to visit his child by claiming that he is not the biological father. In these situations, our Bellevue child custody lawyers seek to establish his paternity via a DNA test, so that visitation rights may be established in court. Paternity issues can be contentious, so they require the skills of qualified Bellevue child custody lawyers who fully understand their urgency.

The results of a paternity test will likely be the most anticipated test results of your life, so make sure you get help from experienced Bellevue child custody attorneys who will defend your legal rights.

Paternity and its Many Benefits

There are numerous legal benefits to establishing paternity, including the ability to pursue child support or even seek custody of a child. If the parents are unmarried, paternity can be voluntary or involuntary, depending on the situation. However, there are numerous other benefits to establishing paternity that directly affect the child.

Studies show that a child who knows both parents will feel more nurtured and have a greater sense of belonging. There are also major health benefits to knowing one's father, because a more detailed medical history will help with disease prevention.

There are also potential financial benefits. If the father of the child is a veteran, the child may have benefits they would otherwise be denied. There is also the possibility of the child receiving employer medical benefits.

The well being of the child is what's most important, and this is truly why paternity is so important. Parents have a moral and legal obligation to take care of their offspring, and establishing paternity is sometimes the only way to make this happen. If you need help with this serious issue, contact our law office today.

Our Professional Paternity Lawyer Offer A Free Evaluation Of Your Case

The Washington Family Court uses evidence from a DNA test to establish paternity in most of these cases. Results from the test may be inclusive (positive) or exclusive (negative), and are subsequently used by our Bellevue paternity attorneys to take the next step.

Our Bellevue paternity attorneys may then help you with support or custody issues, including visitation. Review all personal details with your Washington State child custody attorney, and get the answers you need to make important decisions. At the Washington Family Law Group in Bellevue, we offer a private consultation at no cost, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our law office today.

If you choose to retain one of our experienced attorneys, we will treat your situation with the seriousness it deserves. There is a lot at stake, because the results of a paternity test may help determine a child's medical history or resolve questions concerning family inheritance.

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Laurie has worked on my very challenging and contentious divorce and I could not have asked for a better family law attorney. She was able to handle all of the twists and turns of my case with ease. I highly recommend Laurie to anyone looking for an excellent, ethical and hard working counselor. Chandler
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