Paternity Actions Available To You
Why Is Establishing Paternity Useful?
Establishing paternity can be used to benefit mothers, fathers, and their
children in a variety of ways. Being determined as a child's biological
father brings both newfound obligations and newfound rights. For example,
a father will be allowed more time with their child during their upbringing,
and the mother may be allowed to receive child support payments from the father.
Establishing paternity can be useful for:
- Being able to take part in the raising and care of your child
- Negotiating and establishing visitation plans and custody rights
- Seeking child support payments
Helping Both Mothers & Fathers Establish Paternity
While many fathers are not aware of this fact, if a child is born out of
wedlock in Arkansas, they have no rights to their own child until their
paternity has been determined in a court of law. In addition to this,
under Arkansas law, a man who is currently paying child support is entitled
to take a DNA test that will verify whether or not he is the biological
father of the child.
If you are attempting to gain visitation rights to a child who you believe
is your biological son or daughter, have reason to believe that a child
you are making support payments for is not biologically yours, or anything
in between, our firm can help represent your interests with effective
legal representation. We understand the challenges that are present in
today's legal system, and have the experience, skills, and tools to
work with you to protect your rights as a parent.
Call Ford & Cook, PLC at (870) 853-3621 and
speak with one of our family law attorneys about paternity law in Arkansas and the actions you can take to achieve