Wichita Paternity Attorney

1. Establishing Paternity Is Important to a Child | Parental Rights Lawyer
Before a parent can receive child support, parenting time, or custody rights, he or she must prove to a court the parentage of the child in question.

 

In many cases, this means that a mother is seeking to prove that a man is the father of her child. Doing so obligates the man to pay child support for the child’s benefit.

Sometimes, however, a man may wish to prove he is the father in order to gain custody and visitation rights to the child, as well as the right to participate in decisions affecting the child’s welfare. Further, a man may also wish to prove he is not a child’s father in order to avoid supporting a child who is not his own.

For more than 27 years, Cindy L. Cleous, L.L.C. has represented clients in Wichita, Kansas, and surrounding communities who wish to establish paternity of a child. As an experienced Wichita paternity lawyer, I frequently help parents prove their relationship to a child and guarantee the parenting rights they seek.

For more information about my services, or for a consultation with a lawyer, please call 316-262-4550 or contact my office to schedule a consultation today.

Child Support, Benefits for Children | Proof of Parentage Is a DNA Test Away

Establishing paternity/parentage is incredibly important to any child, because it of the long-term effects it can have on his or her emotional and financial circumstances.

Paternity can be established in a variety of ways, including marriage, through the purported father’s signed admission and through DNA testing. Such testing — often in the form of a blood test or tissue swab — can be ordered administratively or by a court of law.

By establishing the paternity of child, parents can provide the child with numerous rights and benefits, including:

  • Potential child support from either parent
  • Potential health insurance from either parent
  • Potential Social Security, military benefits and other benefits from either parent

If you wish to establish your child’s parentage, it is important not to delay. The more time that passes, the more difficult it can be to establish a parent’s rights or responsibilities.

Attorney Cindy L. Cleous | 316-262-4550

For more information about my services, contact my office or call 316-262-4550 today.