Experienced Paternity Lawyer in Douglas County and Surrounding Areas
If you have questions about the parentage of a child, you need to establish or disprove paternity quickly. In Nebraska, there is a four year statue 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. we help men with their paternity concerns. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for vigorous protection of your rights.
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 in case a future problem arises. If you are seeking to establish paternity, we can protect your rights.
Proving You are Not the Father
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 required and necessary. Financial responsibility for testing is sometimes a source for litigation.
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 pending trial. It establishes a temporary parenting schedule. Results of the temporary hearing can sometimes be an indicator of the final outcome.
Witnesses are important in a paternity-related custodial dispute. Witness credibility is a significant factor with the court. As your legal counsel we work 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. Our firm can defend you against criminal issues relating to your case including:
- Domestic Violence charges
- Violation of a protection order
- Other collateral issues
Contact us to schedule an appointment. We will protect your rights. We know that DADS HAVE RIGHTS, TOO!