Experienced Clarksville Lawyers Assist with Paternity Issues
Middle Tennessee firm represents clients in legal fatherhood matters
Even if new parents who are unmarried have been in a committed relationship for years, legal paternity does not exist until certain measures are taken. In some instances, these situations can be resolved quickly and without dispute. However, disagreements over parental rights and obligations can be harmful to everyone involved. At Bateman & Bateman, P.C. in Clarksville, we are accomplished family law attorneys with more than 80 years of combined experience handling paternity issues and other domestic legal concerns. Whether you’re a father looking to establish custody and visitation rights or a woman seeking the child support that you’re entitled to, we will outline the relevant law and work diligently to achieve an appropriate result.
Effective attorneys work to establish parental rights and obligations
Parents and children both benefit when they have a strong relationship, but without legal paternity, there may not be a way to make sure that a child’s financial needs are met or that a father can spend time with his son or daughter. We advise on a full range of these cases, including:
- Voluntary acknowledgements of paternity — When a child is born to parents who are not wed, they can execute a notarized voluntary acknowledgement of paternity at the hospital or afterward. This means that the father’s name will be added to the birth certificate, and he will have full fatherhood rights and responsibilities.
- Men petitioning for legal fatherhood — Should a mother object to a man’s attempt to seek legal paternity, our firm can prepare a Petition to Establish Parentage and gather the relevant supporting evidence. From there, we’ll make every effort to secure an order that mandates frequent, meaningful contact between the father and child.
- Women seeking to establish paternity — Even if a relationship fails or no true relationship ever existed, a father is still required to pay child support for his son or daughter. By using effective legal advocacy and seeking DNA results if necessary, our firm helps mothers obtain the payments they are owed under law to create a proper environment for their child.
- Men contesting paternity actions — If someone alleges that you are the father of a child, but you don’t believe you are, we can investigate the circumstances and oppose the imposition of parental obligations.
Parenthood is a lifelong commitment that is not to be taken lightly. No matter what type of legal assistance you seek, we’ll represent you with the utmost professionalism and discretion.
Contact a trusted Tennessee attorney for assistance with a paternity matter
Bateman & Bateman, P.C. represents clients in paternity cases and other types of family law matters. Please call 931-647-5959 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our office, located in Clarksville.