Daniel J. Andoni
Attorney at Law
A greater number of couples are choosing to have children without marrying. With today's DNA technology, establishing paternity has become as easy as a simple medical procedure. For the legal purposes of obtaining child support, applying for custody, or enforcing visitation rights, paternity (parentage) must be legally established. Whether you are seeking to establish paternity to obtain a parenting time order, custody rights or to receive child support payments, Law Offices of Daniel J. Andoni is available to represent your interests in a paternity action.
A child born during a marriage is presumed to be the child of the husband. If a child is born outside of marriage or if the husband is not the biological father of the child, then establishing paternity is more complicated. For fathers that were not married to the mother of the child a court order is required to establish paternity. In Michigan, paternity can be established “voluntarily” or “involuntarily”. For whatever reason, if a mother or father does not agree on the paternity of a child, the courts can use genetic testing to determine fatherhood. A Guardian Ad Litem may also be appointed to represent the interests of the minor child.
Once a man establishes that he has legal father rights to a child, he can pursue visitation rights. For information on father’s rights and paternity, contact our office. We can help you protect your rights to your child and preserve that special relationship.
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