Paternity

Paternity is a legal term denoting acknowledgement of a parental relationship between a child and his or her father. In situations where paternity of a child is at issue, the mother, the father, or the child can ask the court for what is known as a determination. Some of the reasons to establish paternity include:

  • The child might be eligible for an inheritance, medical and life insurance benefits, Social Security, Veterans Benefits, and more
  • Knowing the father’s medical history, together with that of his family, can be crucial in diagnosing diseases, illnesses and birth defects
  • It can make a child feel more secure emotionally if he or she knows who the father is
  • Numerous studies have shown that children with a father figure in their lives are more likely to grow up to be responsible adults

At Dillman Law Group, we represent mothers looking to prove paternity to obtain the benefits they deserve, as well as men in situations involving paternity fraud. We also help men who want to ensure that they are able to spend time with their children. Contact us today to discuss your particular situation. We will fight aggressively to protect your rights and interests.