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Paternity

Independence, Missouri, Paternity Lawyer

Paternity laws are becoming more complex every year. Because of recent advances in DNA testing, it is now possible to determine the father of a child beyond doubt. Many men who were once assumed to be the child and assigned child support obligations can now prove they are not. In addition, many women who have always assumed a man may be the father of a child can finally get the support they deserve.

Welch, Martin & Albano is ready to help you resolve all of your paternity issues. Our attorneys and staff understand the emotional issues that arise when fighting for child support, parenting time and ordering a man to take a paternity test. Many issues involve confidentiality, as parents on both sides of the issue will be required to be honest about past relationships.

Contact our offices in Independence, Missouri, to discuss your paternity law needs.

We represent clients in all paternity matters, including:

  • Paternity lawsuits, DNA test orders
  • Visitation rights
  • Child support enforcement
  • Termination of parental rights

What to Expect When You File a Paternity Suit

Paternity lawsuits are intrusive and can often create a great upheaval in everyone's lives. A lawsuit proving paternity and demanding child support often results in a countersuit to demanding parenting time and responsibility for decisions over the child's life. Conversely, a lawsuit demanding increased parenting time and rights is often met by a suit demanding a larger child support obligation.

Contact us to discuss your paternity law needs. Our attorneys are recognized throughout family law court for our integrity and commitment to clients' needs.