paternity explained


Establishing the correct paternity of a child is the key to ensuring proper custody and support orders are created. It is crucial that paternity be determined in order to protect your right to see your child and/or gain the amount of child support that provides for your child's needs.


At the office of Mary Beth Corn, P.A., I understand the importance of establishing paternity. I can discuss with you the procedures through which DNA samples are obtained and how the possible outcomes may affect your situation. Unless there is an order from the court, you are limiting your rights in regard to your rights..


I confidently and compassionately represent fathers and mothers seeking relief from the courts to establish parental rights for a variety of purposes, including:


  • Receiving child support
  • Establishing visitation, contact and access rights
  • Establishing shared parental responsibility

Once paternity has been determined, the same statutes regarding child support and custody apply as if the parties had been married, even if they were never married or in a relationship.


If you are in need of an attorney with paternity experience, contact for a free consulation today.


The material on this page represents general legal advice. Since the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained here may be out of date. It is always best to consult a family law attorney about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding your particular case.