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Experienced Paternity Legal Representation

When you need an experienced paternity lawyer, trust Richards & Richards Law Firm, PLLC in Ogden, UT. We understand paternity can be a challenging topic, so we are here to help you through the process. Paternity helps identify a child’s father and the father’s rights. Paternity cases can also include keeping the child out of the father’s life in their best interest. Our legal paternity team will consult with you about your rights and fight for you. Contact us today for a legal consultation.

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Basics of Legal Paternity

The legal procedure to specify a child’s biological father is proving paternity. The biological father has no parental rights or obligations to the child until the court resolves paternity. The father does not have to pay child support and has no right to visit the child without paternity. Either parent of the child can petition the court to establish paternity.

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How an Experienced Paternity Attorney Can Help

Our experienced paternity lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients dealing with paternity law issues. We can also provide legal assistance to settle custody issues, determine the appropriate spousal or child support, and organize visitation arrangements. Our team offers comprehensive paternity services to ensure you get your rights as a parent.

Paternity Disputes & Fathers’ Rights

There are many complex issues surrounding paternal rights. While some fathers dispute the paternal allegations, other fathers assert their parental rights. When a man is determined as the biological father of a child, he has rights that include parental time, child support, decision-making, and custody. The child’s best interests must come first, no matter the complicated issues between the parents. It’s critical that experienced paternity lawyers handle paternity disputes and fathers’ rights. Whether you’re a mother fighting to protect her child’s best interests or a father fighting for his paternal rights, we are here for you.

Paternity Actions in Utah

If parties cannot agree on the children’s biological father, a judge often orders a paternity test. If the judge determines the man is the biological father, he has parental rights and is obligated to pay child support. The woman or man can bring a paternity action. A woman often takes paternity actions to ensure the father meets his parental responsibilities or to establish parenting for the children. Men bring paternity actions to ensure they have parental rights and can be a significant part of the child’s life.

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Why Choose Richards & Richards Law Firm, PLLC?

Richards & Richards Law Firm, PLLC handles all types of paternity law issues in Utah. We understand the challenges associated with paternity law and will handle them with grace. We will stand beside you through each step, fighting for your rights and the best interest of your children. We’re a family firm that puts your family first.

Consult Our Law Team Today

When you need help with a paternity case, reach out to our knowledgeable law team. We have more than 30 years of experience easing the legal pain of our clients. The Richards & Richards Law Firm, PLLC legal team will make the paternity process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Contact us today for a paternity lawyer consultation.

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Take Note of Our Other Practice Areas

Beyond immigration law, Richards & Richards Law Firm, PLLC specializes in a host of legal matters. Over the years, we’ve worked with clients going through a divorce, fighting criminal charges, and planning for their small businesses. We’re a full-service law firm that can take on a slew of legal challenges. Choose us for all the following practice areas:

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