Resolving legal problems involving paternity requires sensitivity, knowledge and a willingness to explore all available options. At Hodgson Law Office, I help mothers and fathers with matters related to the paternity of their children.
I will counsel you on your paternity concerns. The first question from fathers is often, “Does it hurt?” They also wish to know whether the results are accurate. I can tell you that it doesn’t hurt — the test involves only a simple cheek swab — and that the results are almost always accurate.
In addition to answering questions about the test, we’ll talk about why it is a good idea to establish paternity when the parents are not married. The reasons include:
The court recognizes other determinations of paternity in addition to a DNA test. If the parents are married when a baby is born, the husband is assumed to be the father. If both parents sign an affidavit of paternity at the time of birth, the man is assumed to be the father.
I can help you determine the paternity of a child through a lawsuit. I can also help you defend against paternity actions and child support demands, or I can help you as you seek to become involved in your children’s lives by establishing paternity.
As an experienced Spokane attorney, I will protect your rights and guide you through your case. You do not have to go through this alone; I will help you every step of the way.