Establishing paternity is a great way to claim an active and ongoing role as a biological parent to your child. Here are two different ways you can establish paternity.
- Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity
This is a consent form that both parents signs when a child is born so that you can be added to the certificate as the father. Unfortunately, by signing, you waive your right to genetic testing.
- Administrative Paternity Order
If you’re unsure about paternity, this option allows you to settle the matter through genetic testing. But, if you don’t show up, you may be named as the father by default.
Contact Granholm & Gynac today to hire a family attorney who can help you establish paternity.