Protect Your Rights In Paternity Disputes
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If you are involved in a paternity dispute, you want an attorney who will help you find answers and come up with solutions. You have seen Matt Higgins on TV and you have heard him on the radio. Today, at the Omaha office of Higgins Law, he can help you protect your parental rights as you search for a resolution to your paternity dispute.
There is more to a paternity action than the factual determination of the identity of the father of a particular child and what amount of support a father should pay. For example, it is not well-known that if a putative father does not acknowledge a child as his own and does not sue for custody, he may be barred by the statute of limitations to sue for custody within the time prescribed by law regardless of whether he is, in fact, the child’s biological father — though his obligation to pay support persists until the child reaches the age of emancipation.
Experience Matters In Paternity Cases
Did you sign an acknowledgment of paternity? Does your name appear on the child’s birth certificate? Should you pay the mother of the child any money directly? The answers to these and a host of other questions have serious legal consequences not obvious to the layperson. At Higgins Law, we have two and a half decades of experience dealing with paternity cases, whether filed by the state’s child support enforcement attorney or by independent counsel or coupled with custody and visitation issues.
Every paternity case is different, and we understand that your situation is unique. We know how hard this can be for our clients so we offer empathetic counsel during this uncertain time for mothers and fathers of all ages. Having handled hundreds of paternity cases, we also know where to look for solutions.
Dedicated to helping all individuals and all types of families in family law matters, we protect the rights of both new mothers and possible fathers during this difficult time.