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.
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.
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) 288-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation.
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