How Parent and Child Relationships are Established

Society is constantly changing, and family structures are changing as well. Hence, our law has had to adapt over time to establish exactly what the parent-child relationship is under the law, and how paternity can be determined. The paternity process can be a complex one, but there are some basic presumptions that are in play […]

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Using the Putative Father Registry to Protect Parental Rights

Family law is complicated. This is particularly true when it comes to deciding who will have the rights and responsibilities associated with caring for children. Whether the issue is child custody after a divorce, determining paternity where a marriage never existed, or adoption, disputes over children can be extremely emotional and complicated. Here we explain […]

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Paternity Time Limits

Questions of paternity are some of the most emotionally complicated questions handled by our judicial system. Paternity cases can involve mistrust, betrayal and heartbreak. It can be particularly difficult where a parent learns, after years of parenting, that he is not a child’s genetic parent. We understand that these cases can be very delicate and […]

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