Court-Approved Paternity Testing

The paternity of a child is not always known, especially to the biological father. In Louisiana, you are responsible to financially support your children until they reach the age of majority or graduate from high school, or possibly indefinitely if they are not able to support themselves because of infirmity. That’s a big responsibility, one you don’t want to bear for a child that’s not biologically yours. In a case where the mother is not married to the father, it becomes even more confusing. This is because the state of Louisiana actually recognizes both legal paternity and biological paternity. Legal paternity is assumed when a child is born to a married couple. That means if a man’s wife has a child, he is legally responsible to financially raise that child until proven he is not the father.

However, if a child is born to an unwed mother and father, the courts must establish legal paternity. A man is not financially responsible for a child until legal paternity has been established. If this sounds confusing to you, don’t worry! This is exactly why the family lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC will step in and help you.

Of course, establishing legal paternity is not only helpful to the father. If you are the mother of the child, Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC can help you get legal paternity testing done on the man you suspect or know is the father. Depending on the paternity test’s results, we will then help you seek the child support or inheritance you need to take care of your child’s physical, emotional, medical, and education needs.

Whether you are a man who does not feel he is the father of your wife’s baby, an unwed father who wants to assert his parental rights, or a woman who needs to collect child support from your child’s father, the solution is the same- to have the team at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC help you establish legal paternity. Only then can you move on with your life, knowing your child is being taken care of financially and everyone is enjoying the time sharing they deserve. If you are proven to not be the father, this will save you a countless amount of child support and stress over the years.

Don’t go in a television show to establish paternity. Have a family attorney help you do it the legal and respectable way. Call (985)-892-1955 to schedule a consultation with experienced family law attorneys in Amite, Louisiana.

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