Las Vegas Paternity Lawyer
Paternity refers to the process of establishing legal fatherhood of a child.
There are many reasons why parents throughout Las Vegas want to establish
paternity for their children. Whatever your goals or objectives may be,
speak with an experienced
Las Vegas family law attorney from Leavitt Law Firm to learn about the paternity process and how establishing
paternity can benefit you and your child!
Leavitt Law Firm Helps You Protect Your Parental Rights
Fathers have the legal right to establish a relationship with their children
and enjoy the role of fatherhood. Upon establishing paternity, fathers
gain rights to visitation with their children, and mothers and children
gain rights to child support.
Paternity can be established in several ways, including:
- If the mother is married, her husband will be recognized by law to be the
father of the baby
- If the mother has been divorced or widowed for less than 10 months, her
husband at the time of conception will be recognized by law to be the father
- If the mother is married at the time of conception, but her husband is
not the biological father, a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is
not allowed unless the presumed father (the husband) consents in writing
to such an acknowledgment or a court has determined that the husband is
not the father
If the mother is not married at the time of conception or birth, paternity
must be established through different means. In these circumstances, paternity
can be established in the following ways:
- A judge can declare a man the legal father of the child after a paternity hearing
- Both parents can sign a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, called a
paternity affidavit, that is filed and notarized with the State Registrar
of Vital Statistics
Nevada courts and legislators have deemed that children have the right
to expect regular and continued support from both parents. When you establish
paternity, you can be involved in your child's life, development,
and growth. Additionally, establishing paternity will have a direct effect on
child custody agreements,
child support determinations,
visitation rights, and parenting time privileges.
More Than 27 Years Fighting for Fathers' Rights
If you have been established as the father of your child, then you can
be held responsible for child support payments, child custody, or visitation
obligations. If it is in the best interests of your child, we can help
you petition for primary physical custody of your child or joint custody.
Whatever the case may be, we will listen to your side of the story and
help you establish your paternity. With a Las Vegas paternity lawyer from
Leavitt Law Firm by your side, you can preserve your legal right to maintaining
a positive, healthy, and nurturing relationship with your children!
Few things are more precious than claiming your right to being actively
involved in your child's life. We know how important an active father
figure is to a child and we can act swiftly and aggressively on your behalf
to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We have fought for our
clients since 1989, so let us fight for you!
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