Seattle Paternity Lawyers
We Represent Mothers and Fathers
Establishing a child’s paternity is important for the father and child as well as everyone involved in the child’s life. The implications of a child’s paternity can range from emotional issues to financial and legal concerns. This is the time for representation from an experienced family law firm.
At Anderson, Fields & McIlwain, Inc., P.S., our lawyers understand the important role paternity plays in a child’s life. We also recognize that being falsely named as a child’s father is a serious matter. We represent fathers and mothers in paternity actions. If you need legal assistance with paternity, please call our Seattle paternity attorneys at 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 or contact us online.
The Importance of Paternity (Parentage)
For unmarried parents, establishing or challenging a child’s paternity is a necessary step. It is important for unwed fathers to be legally recognized as the child’s father in order to establish rights to child custody and visitation. Paternity is also critical for the well being of the child because it provides for child support and other benefits such as health care and inheritance rights.
A paternity action can be filed by either the alleged father or the child’s mother. DNA testing is used to prove or disprove paternity. If you have been wrongly named as the father, you can file a paternity suit to prove that you are not the child’s biological father.
Whether you wish to establish paternity for child support or you seek fathers’ rights, call 206-905-4290 or toll-free 866-970-4558 for an appointment with a Washington paternity and child support attorney.