Often times after the paternity of a child is established, the father has the right to see the child and be involved in the child’s life. Whether or not the father chooses to become involved, he still has an obligation to support the child financially, pursuant to New Mexico state law.
ESTABLISHING PATERNITY IN FAMILY LAW – ABQ, NM
If you have an issue of paternity, the paternity lawyers at Terry & deGraauw, P.C., can help answer the important questions you have. We help clients in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico establish or defend paternity claims, and resolve matters pertaining to child support obligations.
ESTABLISHING PATERNITY, PARENTAL RIGHTS & CHILD SUPPORT IN ABQ, NM
If you are a mother seeking to establish paternity for your child, it is important to act as soon as possible after the birth of your child. Establishing paternity is the first step in obtaining child support payments so you can meet the day-to-day living expenses of your child.
If you believe you are the father of a child, you need to establish paternity, which will allows you to obtain custody and visitation rights to your child and to avoid the accrual of years of late child support payments. If you are married but believe you are not the father of your wife’s child, you may face significant legal challenges because children born into a marriage are legally presumed to be the child of the husband.
EXPERIENCED ALBUQUERQUE PATERNITY LAWYERS
Whether you are seeking to establish, defend or deny paternity, it is critical to have a paternity attorney at your side. Our attorneys will help you file a paternity petition that is filed in family court and served upon the other party. Once the petition is filed, evidence will be sought and considered, including DNA blood tests.
Our paternity lawyers understand the important implications of paternity findings. As attorneys who focus exclusively on New Mexico family law, we understand the important implications of paternity findings and make sure all of the necessary legal documents are handled properly in your case.
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If you need knowledgeable guidance and representation in any paternity or family law-related matter, contact us to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, New Mexico family law firm.