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Contesting presumed paternity

In Indiana, simply being married can establish the legal paternity of a child. According to the Illinois General Assembly, a man is assumed to be the father of any child born during his marriage or within 300 days of the end of his marriage. Even if the marriage is later deemed invalid, the paternity still stands. In some situations, parents may know the mother’s husband or ex-husband is not the father of the child. They may then wish to have the assumption of paternity voided. This presumed paternity can be challenged or made invalid in a couple ways.

What methods of DNA testing for paternity are available?

There are many reasons men in Indianapolis wish to find out whether or not they are the father of a child. In order to do so, you will need to undergo some form of DNA testing in order to ascertain whether you are a child’s biological parent. Here is what you need to know about the different types of tests that are available.

What is paternity fraud?

Like most fathers in Indianapolis, you likely share a strong bond with your children. Yet what if you were to discover that, at least from a biological perspective, your children were not your own? While your love for them may not be affected by such a revelation, it could certainly prompt the question of why you may have been led to believe that they were. In some cases, it could be that you were the victim of paternity fraud.

Can failing to pay child support keep me from getting a passport?

As a father, you may have all sorts of concerns after a divorce. For example, you may be worried about your ability to pay alimony or spend time with your child. However, child support can be particularly troubling, especially if you are going through financial hardships. If you live in Indianopolis, or another part of Indiana, failing to make your child support payments on time could affect you in many different ways. Moreover, some men are told to pay child support for a child which is not theirs. If you are worried about being required to pay child support for a child that is not biologically yours, you should explore all options, such as DNA testing.

How to establish paternity

In order to have rights to a child that you have fathered in Indiana, you need to establish paternity. Proving that you are the father through a legal channel is important to be recognized as having rights under the law. At Schembs Law, we work with many men to establish paternity and gain parental rights.

Don't fear court bias - fathers have equal parental rights

Many fathers feel like their fate is already decided before they step foot into court. Years ago when men wanted primary or even equal custody of their children they would get shot down once they got before a judge. While this used to be true, American culture is changing. Mothers are making up a growing share of the workforce while dads are taking a growing share of parenting time.

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