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Paternity Cases in Tacoma

Our Tacoma Paternity Lawyers Can Help with Questions Involving Fatherhood

Questions involving paternity can lead to heated disagreements because the stakes are high for everyone involved. Whether or not a man is the father of a child is easy to ascertain, but when the facts are revealed it often sets off a chain reaction of legal actions that involve child custody and support. If you're unmarried and facing paternity issues, contact one of our experienced Tacoma paternity lawyers so that you can get the answers you need.

Paternity is a way of legally establishing that a man is a child's father. Establishing paternity usually requires a DNA test, which provides irrefutable evidence of fatherhood. Our paternity lawyers in Pierce County understand that the results of this test will affect many people’s lives, and we're well prepared to help you understand the legalities of a positive, or negative, test.

Our Tacoma paternity attorneys frequently handle cases where a man denies that he is the father of a child. The mother of the child wants to establish paternity so that she can collect child support from the alleged father. If a DNA test establishes that this man is indeed the father, our Tacoma paternity attorneys can quickly petition the court for support.

Sometimes mothers falsely accuse a man of being her child's father, whether it be by accident or intentionally. In these cases, our Washington paternity lawyers can request that the Washington Court order that paternity be established. If the DNA test shows that the man she identified is not the father, she will be unable to pursue any court-mandated child support.

Our Pierce County family law lawyers sometimes encounter cases where a mother denies a father visitation rights by claiming that he is not actually the child’s biological father. In these cases, our Tacoma child custody lawyers seek to establish paternity via a DNA test, so that visitation rights may be ordered by the court. Paternity issues are often contentious, so but the experience of a qualified Tacoma child custody lawyer will prove invaluable as you take steps to protect your interests.

The results of a paternity test may very well be the most anticipated test results of your life. Make sure to get reliable legal guidance from experienced Tacoma child custody attorneys who will defend your legal rights.

Paternity and its Many Benefits

There are many benefits to establishing paternity. Some of which include being able to pursue child support, visitation rights, or child custody. If the parents of the child are unmarried, paternity may be voluntary or involuntary. There are numerous other benefits to establishing paternity than merely identifying the father.

Studies show that children who have relationships with both parents feel more nurtured and have a greater sense of belonging. There are also major health benefits that come with knowing one’s father, because the child has a more detailed medical history, which can help with disease prevention.

There are also possible financial benefits that come with establishing paternity. If the father of the child is a veteran, they may have benefits they would otherwise be unaware of. There is also the possibility of the child receiving medical benefits from the father’s employer.

The well being of every child is what's most important, which is the most important reason for establishing paternity Parents have a moral and legal obligation to take care of their children, and establishing paternity may be the only way to make it happen.

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The Washington Family Court uses evidence from DNA tests to establish paternity. Results from DNA tests may be inclusive (positive) or exclusive (negative). This irrefutable evidence is then used by our Tacoma paternity attorneys to help clients take the next step.

If the DNA test is inclusive, our Tacoma paternity attorneys may then help with support or custody issues, including visitation. Get more information regarding this important topic from a qualified Washington State child custody attorney, and get the answers you need to make important decisions. At the Washington Family Law Group in Tacoma, we offer a private consultation at no cost, which means you can take the first step toward establishing paternity today.

If you choose to retain one of our WA State attorneys, we will treat your situation with the seriousness it deserves. There is much at stake, so let us help you resolve questions of paternity once and for all.

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