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Paternity Lawyer In Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

If you want to take advantage of your rights as a father but are struggling to work with the child’s other parent to do so, a paternity lawyer in Pennsylvania may be able to help.

Whether you are the father of a child who wants to have a relationship with their son or daughter or are the mother of a child whose father has not been providing for their child, establishing paternity of the child in question could make your child custody or support battle much easier to overcome. 

However, it is quite common for these disputes to become more complicated than should be necessary. If you have found yourself in a similar situation and need to have the paternity of your child established for any reason, meet with a Pennsylvania paternity lawyer at Taybron Law Firm, LLC 

Father’s Rights in PA

There is a common misconception that when the parents of a child are not married or in a relationship, the mother will always win custody if a custody case is brought to court. 

However, the Pennsylvania court system does not follow this practice and instead focuses on what is in the best interests of the child. It has long been held that in most cases, children benefit most from spending quality time with both of their parents in a shared custody plan. 

For fathers, this means that you have just as much of a right to parent your child as the mother does, and the court system will generally encourage you to do so. What is more, in some circumstances, it may even be appropriate for the father to maintain primary or sole custody of the children if the mother is not equipped to properly care for the children. 

No matter what your reasons for seeking custody, as the father, you have the right and responsibility to provide for your child financially, care for them, and maintain a close relationship with them if you are physically and mentally capable of doing so.

How to Obtain a Paternity Test

There are a few different ways you can go about establishing paternity of your child in Pennsylvania. Once paternity has been determined, you can then exercise your father’s rights

If the child’s other parent is agreeable, you can obtain a mouth swab or blood draw from the child that will then be compared to your own DNA. You can have the test done at a private facility or through the court system. In the event that your child’s other parent is refusing to comply with your request for a paternity test, you and your family lawyer can then seek an order for one in court. 

Speak with a Paternity Attorney in Pennsylvania

To learn more about how to obtain a paternity test or for assistance in establishing your paternal rights, reach out to a highly trained Pennsylvania paternity lawyer at Taybron Law Firm, LLC You can give our office a call at (412) 231-9786 or complete the brief contact form we have provided below when you are ready to schedule your no-obligation consultation with a family law attorney in PA.

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