The lawyers of Hoffman Walker & Knauf represent both mothers and fathers in paternity cases. When there is a question of paternity, it is not only a difficult legal experience, it is also difficult emotional experience. There are many important decisions to be made when the paternity of your child is in question. It is important that you have someone to help you through this stressful process. Our lawyers will inform you of your rights and help you formulate a plan to get through this difficult time of your life.
Paternity of a child is generally established with a DNA test. However, signing a statement of paternity will generally eliminate the need for this test. It is important to understand that determining paternity is only the first step in the process. The ultimate goal of proving paternity is to settle issues such as:
Establishing legal paternity
Establishing visitation agreements
Establishing decisions about medical care
In most Northern Kentucky counties, you may also settle issues of custody and tax dependency exemption.
Whether you are an alleged father wishing to contest paternity of a child you do not believe is yours, a single father looking to have greater access and involvement in your child’s life, or a single mother looking to obtain proper support for your child, Hoffman Walker & Knauf can help provide you with the legal support you need. Our lawyers have vast experience handling paternity cases and are well-equipped to help you through this important time in your life.
Please contact Northern Kentucky paternity lawyers at Hoffman Walker & Knauf, serving Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant and Kenton counties in Kentucky today to schedule a consultation.