This is the first post in a series of articles which will address the topic of handling a paternity case in Las Vegas, Nevada. I feel it is important to address this issue as what rights people do, and do not have, can be confusing when paternity has not been established. This confusion can lead to unjustified disputes between parents. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation so they may avoid such disputes. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law lawyer. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office to speak with an attorney.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will be addressing include:
- The importance of establishing paternity
- How to establish paternity in Nevada
- Establishing custody and child support after paternity is determined
- How the Court handles back child support in paternity cases
There are multiple reasons why I have chosen to address these issues. First, it is important to understand that if paternity has not been established then the father is not “dad” in the eyes of the law; the father will have no right to see the child and will also have no obligation to pay child support. Second, paternity may be established through voluntary acknowledgment or by Court Order. Third, any case to establish paternity will also include the establishment of custody, visitation, and support. Finally, it is important to understand that a parent may not request more than four years of back child support.
If you or a family member are in need of assistance then it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait to establish paternity then the more legal problems you likely create. These problems can be related to how the Court will view custody, visitation, and more. I devote my practice to the handling of family law matters and I take pride in the level of service which we provide. Contact us online or by telephone to speak with a Las Vegas paternity lawyer.