Paternity/Unmarried Parents

Paternity Case

The purpose of a paternity action is to establish legal fatherhood, custody, parenting time, and child support of a child born to unwed parties. Whether a father is listed on a birth certificate or not, legal procedures are required to establish paternity and custodial rights. A paternity action may be initiated by either parent of the child. If your child was born out of wedlock, both you and the child have important rights that must be protected.