Helping You Understand Paternity
If you are involved in a paternity dispute, you want answers. An experienced lawyer will guide you through the DNA testing process and create a fair parenting plan for the future. At the law offices of Radford J. Smith, Chartered, we can help you resolve your paternity dispute and all related issues that arise, as efficiently as possible.
Attorneys Establishing Paternity In Nevada
When a child is born outside of marriage and the parents are together, the assumed father is asked to execute an affidavit of paternity at birth. These signed documents are binding to both parties, and will have major consequences in terms of child custody and support.
Most people do not fully understand the implications of what they are signing. Once these paternity papers have been signed, the father assumes responsibilities for child support, reimbursement for medical care of the mother, support for the mother’s pregnancy, and confinement.
Both parents have the right to custody and visitation regardless of whether they were married or had a serious relationship. Both parents are entitled to be active participants in parenting, and if there are two people fit to be parents, either or both may have custody. By filing a paternity action, we can make sure your parental rights are protected, so you have the chance to be an active part of your child’s life.
Do not wait to resolve your paternity dispute. The sooner you get answers, the sooner you can protect your parental rights. Putting an emphasis on communication, we will provide you with open and honest answers about your rights and options. We protect the rights of parents throughout the greater Las Vegas area from our Henderson offices. Contact us today to find out more.