How to Establish Paternity in Ohio Family Law Cases
Establishing that a man is the biological father of a child is critical in a case involving the parental rights of a child. If you’re in the midst of a paternity dispute, Cincinnati family lawyer John Heilbrun can advise you on the best way to preserve your rights.
Under Ohio law, there are three methods for establishing paternity when a child is born out of wedlock:
- Initiating an action in a juvenile court
- Filing a request with the county’s Child Support Enforcement Agency to determine the identity of the child’s father
- Mutual agreement between the mother and biological father through a Paternity Affidavit;
After establishing paternity, your Cincinnati family lawyer can then assist you in resolving the various issues arising therefrom, including:
- Child custody
- Visitation rights
- Child support obligations
If you are involved in a paternity dispute and require the services of an experienced Cincinnati family lawyer, please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun or call 513-321-3940 today to schedule a consultation.