What is Paternity / Parentage and why is it important?
Paternity, legally known as Parentage, establishes a parent-child relationship and with this determination comes certain responsibilities and rights.
If parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity in order to define parental rights and responsibilities such as decision-making abilities, child support, child custody and visitation. Whether you are attempting to contest or prove paternity, it is important to have an experienced Indiana paternity lawyer on your side.
Lake County Indiana Paternity Attorney Advocating for You
Law Office of Karl E. Hand, P.C. represents clients in a wide range of paternity matters. Attorney Hand will take the time to learn about your individual situation and provide honest advice regarding your options. He will guide you through the entire process, from DNA testing to establishing support, visitation, custody and other parental rights. We represent clients seeking to establish or challenge paternity in Northwest Indiana – Lake County and Porter County.
Why do I need a Paternity Attorney?
When dealing with matters involving children such as custody, visitation and other matters many people incorrectly assume that the courts will always judge in favor of the mother. However, the courts focus is on the best interests of the child or children involved. Each and every case is determined based on its individual facts and individual circumstances.
Attorney Hand has the knowledge, skill and experience required to assist you with your paternity issue. Whenever possible, we will aim to settle matters through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution. However, we also are strong litigators who will fully advocate for your interests in the courtroom when necessary.
Schedule a Paternity Case Evaluation Today in Lake County Indiana
Small Firm Service, Big Results: Call (219) 924-2640, or contact us by e-mail to schedule a no-charge consultation with an attorney at our law office. We are always available via e-mail and cell phone.