Trust An Experienced Paternity Lawyer When It Matters Most
If you have questions about the parentage of a child, you need to establish paternity in a timely manner. In Nebraska, there is a four-year statute of limitation on a father being able to establish the paternity of his child. At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., I help men with these types of paternity concerns.
Establishing Paternity And What It Means For Your Case
You want to be a part of your child’s life. Unmarried fathers are often given less standing in a custody case. Even if you are unmarried and actively participating in the care of your child, you should still go through the legal process of establishing paternity and parenting rights in case a future problem arises. If you are seeking to establish paternity, I can help protect your rights.
You may have questions about whether you actually are the father of a child. If you need to prove that you are not the biological father of the child, you need an experienced attorney to assist you with this.
DNA Testing – Verifying A Child’s Paternity
DNA testing is not always necessary. If there is no dispute over a child’s parentage, a test is not needed. However, if either parent claims a doubt in paternity, a DNA test is necessary.
Depending on test results, custody, parenting time and support will be established. Fathers may be liable for retroactive support dating back to the child’s birth. For this reason, it is important to establish paternity sooner rather than later.
Possible Factors In A Paternity-Related Custody Dispute
A neutral guardian ad litem may be appointed by the court to investigate your case. Their investigation may be used to help determine parenting time and custody.
A temporary hearing may be held shortly after the case is filed. This establishes a temporary parenting schedule. Results of the temporary hearing can sometimes be an indicator of the final outcome of a case.
Witnesses are important in a paternity-related custodial dispute. Witness credibility is a significant factor with the court. As your legal counsel, I meet with witnesses prior to their court appearance.
Protection orders can come into play when there is an allegation of abuse. Allegations can result in criminal charges. My firm can defend you against criminal issues relating to your case, including:
- Domestic violence charges
- Violation of a protection order
- Other collateral issues
Schedule A Consultation By Calling Today
The sooner you get your questions answered, the better. Contact my Omaha office today at 800-561-9043 for vigorous protection of your rights. You can also fill out my contact form online. At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., I know that DADS HAVE RIGHTS, TOO!