If you are sued in a paternity suit, you need an attorney that you can trust to defend you. Call us to schedule an appointment for a confidential discussion of the case.
There is never a charge for an initial consultation.
Most paternity suits filed today are filed by attorneys representing women for free, and paid for by the government. It usually costs nothing for a woman to make a claim in court about the father's identity.
Publicly paid attorneys bringing the claim usually expect little or no opposition.
In paternity cases, the man without an attorney can often feel as though his fate is sealed and that the only attention he will receive in the process will be instructions forcing him to hand over his personal income records; child support obligations calculated by formula; and being told that he is already many thousands of dollars behind in support payments on the date of the court's first decision.
You could be getting sued by a woman you trusted to have intimate relations only with you, now she's had the baby and you've broken up, and you have (or should have) your doubts.
You could be finding out that a woman you met once years ago had a child who is now school age and you were never told.
Whatever the circumstances, you owe it to yourself, the child and the mother to be absolutely certain about who the father is before you agree to the legal consequences of a paternity judgment.
Did you know that if you agree to a final judgment finding you to owe child support, that even DNA test results showing you were not the father will probably not be enough to stop your obligation to pay support until the child reaches 18 ?