Many cases where issues involving children arise are in families where the parents were never married. In such cases, although equitable distribution and alimony are not factors, a time sharing plan and child support must still be calculated using the same legal principles as are applied to married couples. Whether you are a married parent going through a divorce or a mother or father who has never married their parenting partner, reaching the most appropriate time sharing plan and calculations of child support are important for the well being of your family.
Child Support and Paternity
If you are unmarried and face a child support issue, paternity must be established before a child support proceeding can move forward. Either parent may request a paternity test. If a couple is married, the husband is presumed to be the father of the child. However, there are certain circumstances where a husband or the biological father may fight this presumption.
We will represent your interests in paternity and child support matters. Each situation is unique, so it is important that you act in a timely manner to preserve your rights in a paternity case. Call us today to schedule a consultation about your situation.