Learn how a legal paternity test can help you and your child

Establishing paternity creates a legal relationship between a father and child. When a child is born to a married couple, the husband is presumed to be the father. Contrastingly, if a mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established by the father. For a mother or custodian, establishing paternity is necessary in order to establish a child support order. For a father, establishing paternity is necessary to obtain custodial rights or parenting time, access the child’s records, prevent the child from being adopted by another person without his consent or being moved out of the court’s jurisdiction without a hearing. There are a number of ways to establish paternity, such as with a paternity affidavit or through CSEA or juvenile court. Determining the best approach depends on individual circumstances. In rare cases, a man finds that he is not the father of a child and an action must be taken to overcome a presumption of or reverse a finding of paternity.

Our paternity lawyers fight for your best interests

The Perla Law Firm in Cleveland, Ohio can help you establish paternity or reverse a finding of paternity and will zealously fight for your interests and the interests of your child. Contact our office today to get started with paternity legal help.