If you are dealing with a question of paternity, we encourage you to turn to our team to get the accurate answers you’re looking for.
In the vast majority of cases, it’s pretty simple to determine who a child’s biological mother is. In vitro fertilization has only been around since the 1970s, and for the rest of history it was impossible for a woman to carry an embryo that didn’t result from her own egg. However, identifying a child’s biological father is often a more complicated process. Tracing a child’s paternity can be a challenge, especially when the answer will affect legal matters. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can turn to our team at the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter. We have many years of experience dealing with questions of paternity, and you can count on us to help you get the answers you need.
When a child’s paternity is in question, it’s important to go to a lawyer with experience in these matters. After all, paternity can affect the father’s rights in a number of essential areas, including insurance, health care, custody, child support, and more. This issue becomes even more important (and more complicated) for parents who do not fit with traditional ideas of parenthood in one way or another. For instance, parental rights automatically extend to a father who is married to the mother of the child at the time of the baby’s birth, but a father who is not married to the mother will have to take additional steps to establish those rights. It gets even more complicated for same-sex couples, but fortunately our team has plenty of experience representing all types of families and has the necessary expertise to help you.
Our team is proud to serve the Matthews, North Carolina community, and we want to help you navigate these thorny legal questions. If you are dealing with a matter of paternity, we encourage you to give us a call.