By establishing paternity, a father gains legal rights and responsibilities to his child. This means he has the legal right to be a part of his child’s life and the responsibility to help support him or her. Paternity must be established before a court can order child support.
At Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., in Madison, our lawyers know how important establishing paternity can be to a father’s and child’s future. Whether you are a father establishing paternity so you can spend time with your child or a mother establishing paternity so you can seek child support, we can help.
If you are a father seeking paternity, you may be asked to pay child support. You will also receive important rights to your child, including: