Your Rights As A Father

It can be difficult for a father to establish a legal relationship with his child in certain situations. The child’s mother may use the child as leverage to get more money in terms child support payments. Other times a father may deny that a child is his so that he has no legal or financial obligation to the child. Each of these situations can be resolved with the aid of a skilled paternity suit lawyer serving Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Determining Parentage in Pennsylvania

A father will more often than not acknowledge paternity through his actions, behaviors and interactions with the child. Other times he may claim parentage in writing by signing a written, legally binding document. Sometimes however establishing paternity is not always so simplistic. In some situations where the fathers actions do not demonstrate parentage seeking legal recourse is the only way to establish paternity. This will ideally also benefit the child as well as it will be cared for.

DNA testing is a very common, and accurate, method of determining parentage. There are several ways a DNA test can be performed such as through blood tests or oral swab samples. After parentage is established the courts will enter a court ordered child support schedule.

We are Here to Help You

Being a parent is difficult enough even when it is an ideal situation between the mother and the father. If you add finger pointing, blame, infidelity or other unpleasant emotions into the mix it can get very convoluted, and very ugly, quickly. Retaining a Delaware County Pennsylvania paternity lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and that the best situation for the child will come about legally through the courts.

Contact the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello for Help With Paternity-Related Issues

Call the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 regarding your paternity lawsuit or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation. Let Ms. Truscello protect your rights and your interests.

From our office located in Media, PA we serve clients throughout the surrounding areas of Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County, including but not limited to the communities of Allentown, Lancaster, Reading and West Chester.