paternity lawyer in Topeka
Parentage and Paternity Legal Services
There are several reasons you may be seeking parentage or paternity assistance. A primary reason is parenting time or visitation through parental rights. We understand how important it is to spend time with your child. Being a parent is a fulfilling experience, but if you are an unmarried father or second mother, your parental rights are not guaranteed until the court recognizes you as the child’s parent.
Getting Started With Mack & Associates, LLC
A Mack & Associates, LLC paternity lawyer in Topeka can help you navigate and complete the process for parentage or paternity matters.
Meet Mack & Associates, LLC
Our Kansas law firm is made up of dedicated attorneys and staff serving Topeka and its surrounding communities. Our depth of experience and knowledge of family law allows us to provide premium parentage and paternity legal services to Topeka. Our firm’s work is a reflection of our values: responsiveness, efficiency, and an individualized approach for each client.
How It Works
Meet With a Parentage and Paternity Lawyer
We provide free strategy sessions for prospective clients considering working with us. In this meeting, we will discuss your individual circumstances and needs. We will use this understanding to create a plan of action that best suits you.
Working With Mack & Associates, LLC
When working with our law firm, you will have a personalized experience. Your case is not just a number to us; our dedicated team of attorneys and support staff will get to know you and keep you well-informed. Mack & Associates, LLC strives to help you feel confident and at ease throughout your time with us.
Does being on the birth certificate establish paternity?
Having your name listed on the birth certificate as the father is a substantial step towards establishing paternity, but it is not the only factor.
In Kansas, a birth certificate creates a presumption of paternity. However, without certain criteria being met, it is difficult to state for certain whether you have established paternity. You’ll need to consult with a lawyer to discuss that criteria.
Who has custody of a child when the parents are not married?
Typically the mother has physical and legal custody of the child unless there is a court order. We have assisted both mothers and fathers during this time of uncertainty. We will discuss your unique circumstances during a strategy session.
Who has custody of a child if there is no court order?
If there is no court order, generally it comes down to possession. However, it should be noted that there is a strong bias towards mothers as a mother’s paternity is almost always a guarantee.
Whether you are the mother or father, we can assist you regarding parenting time and child support. And, while this situation is unfortunate, we are also well-versed in providing strategies for keeping your child safe when you have concerns with the other parent.
What is a declaration of paternity?
A declaration of paternity can be the act of a father signing the birth certificate documentation or some other formal acknowledgment that you are the father of a child.
How long does a father have to establish paternity?
The time frame to establish paternity depends on several factors. Call us to discuss your unique circumstances during our strategy session.
Get Parentage and Paternity Legal Guidance
If you are seeking more information on parentage and paternity services, use our “Do I have a case?” tool. One of our family law attorneys will assess your needs and help determine possible solutions for you.