PATERNITY ATTORNEY IN BLUE SPRINGS
Helping Families & Parents Exercise Their Rights Arrangement
Establishing paternity is useful for a number of reasons. It can help if you wish to change the child’s last name, draw up a parenting plan, decide who makes important decisions for the child, and to resolve questions about relocation or travel abroad. Our Blue Springs paternity lawyer at the Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC can provide you with legal guidance you need to effectively establish paternity. ely reflect the current situation of your family.
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Who Benefits from Established Paternity
Whenever a child is born out of wedlock, it is a good idea to establish paternity, providing something positive for all parties:
- The father, who previously had no legal relationship with his child, becomes officially a part of the child’s life.
- The mother benefits by having another parent on paper, and a pathway to obtaining financial support for their child.
- The child benefits most of all — financial support, the loving care of another parent, a pathway to inheritance, and vital information about health care, genetics and more.
Mothers & Fathers Have Equal Standing Under the Law
Many dads think they are at an automatic disadvantage in custody and support proceedings. This is not the case. The courts go by one main criterion: what is in the child’s best interests. Mothers and fathers have equal standing in the court, by and large. One exception is when a child is still breastfeeding. Men also think, sometimes, that DNA tests for paternity are invasive, but they are really quite simple — a swab swipe to the inside of the cheek, and it’s over.
Contact Our Firm for Help in Paternity Cases
As an experienced lawyer for fathers’ rights in the Kansas City metro area, Troy Leavitt represents both sides in paternity matters. Our goal is always to assist your family in achieving the outcome that is in truly your children’s best interests.
Contact us at (816) 228-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation.