Uncertainty regarding the paternity of a child may give rise to a number of legal issues, perhaps most commonly in relation to the payment of child support.
Cost implications can ensue where a parent fails to apply for child support, or conversely, fails to pay child support as would have otherwise been assessed as due, were paternity proved.
Where paternity is disputed, specific legal processes are required before a “declaration of paternity” can be obtained, or conversely, paternity can be formally disproved.
Our family lawyers will sensitively guide you through the legal processes required to resolve paternity disputes, including providing you with comprehensive advice about your rights and responsibilities in what can be a complex area of family law.
For Family Law related matters, ABKJ Lawyers has the experience and expertise to assist you through. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you.