Questions Regarding Paternity Law (Video)

Paternity Law questions on Divorce Source RadioThe questions regarding Child Support below are answered by Michigan family law attorney, Henry Gornbein.  Some of these answers are applicable in other states as well, but laws do differ stat-to-state.  You are advised to use these answers as a guide only, and encouraged to check with a local attorney for the exact law in your state.

Questions Regarding Paternity Law:

Can a paternity test be done before the baby is born?

Can either parent establish paternity through a court in Michigan?

Can I get child support if I am not sure who the father of my child is?

Can I get some support for my child even though I am not married to the father of my child?

Can I get visitation or custody, even though I was not married to the mother, and I am not on the birth certificate?

Can I start my case while I am pregnant, before my baby is born?

Can paternity be established for my child if the father lives in another state?

Can the name of the child be changed when paternity is established?

Can the parents sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form after the child is born?

Can the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit be rejected?

Do I need court permission to take a paternity test?

Do persons under age 18 have to worry about paternity and child support?

How can unmarried parents establish paternity in Michigan?

How do I know if I should sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity?

How do I obtain a copy of the paperwork that shows paternity was established?

How do I start a paternity case in Michigan?

How does the administrative process work to establish paternity and child support?

How is paternity established in Michigan?

How long will it take to receive support payments?

How long will the paternity test take?

The father of my child will not admit paternity. What can I do in Michigan?

What are the legal consequences when paternity is established in Michigan?

What are the rights and responsibilities of a minor parent?

What can I do in Michigan to get my support increased if I think it is too low?

What does it mean to establish paternity?

What happens once a man is named as the legal father?

What is a paternity case?

When is it necessary to take a paternity test?

Who is allowed to start a paternity case?

Who is legally recognized as a child’s father in Michigan?

Why is it important to establish paternity?

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