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What is a paternity order?

This is an order that the court makes establishing that a man is the father of a child. Paternity orders are vital for spouses that seek child support or want to apply for benefits. You can apply for a paternity order against a man who:

  • Has been married to you, but the marriage was dissolved before the conception of your child
  • Is not or has never been married to you

Once you file a paternity order, a hearing is set, and the father of your child must attend. If they fail to, the court can establish legal paternity without their presence.

Contact Granholm & Gynac to consult with a family attorney on your paternity order.

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