Charleston, WV Paternity Lawyer
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PATERNITY ACTIONS IN West Virginia
If the mother refuses to admit that you are the father, upon meeting the requirements found in WV law you can evidence this through DNA testing. If you are capable of establishing paternity of a child, this can help you secure certain visitation and child support rights. This often works in the best interest of the mother as well, as you may need to pay child support to care for the child.
SOLUTION FOCUSED LEGAL THINKING
Proving that you are the father can help you:
Petition for visitation rights
Request custody arrangement modifications
Contest the adoption of the child by another family
Allow you to include the child in your will or give the child automatic inheritance rights
Provide child support
I am not the biological father but I want to be – Paternity by Estoppel?
Fathers’ Rights: Children Born Out of Wedlock in WV?
Challenging a paternity finding in WV
WHY YOU NEED A WV FAMILY LAWYER
Paternity actions can be complicated, and they are a legal, court-mandated process. This means that it can be extremely helpful to have an attorney to guide you through the process. You may need to petition for visitation or custody in court, and a skilled Charleston family lawyer will be able to assist you with these arguments.
If you are interested in learning more about a how a Charleston, WV paternity lawyer can help, don’t hesitate to contact the firm right away for more information. The Law Office of Pritt & Pritt, PLLC is a committed firm that is focused on helping you pursue family matters.