Paternity & Custody Rights

When a child is born to unmarried parents, the custody and parenting time rights, specifically of the father, will need to be determined by the court.

At the time of the child’s birth, the parents often sign a legal document called a Recognition of Parentage to establish the father’s paternity; however, this document does not establish custody rights or parenting time. Because of this, we always recommend seeking legal counsel so that you can take the appropriate legal steps to establish these rights as a mother or father.

The experienced family law attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd can help parents navigate the paternity and custody rights process. We’ll help determine if the dispute can be settled outside of court, and work to achieve the best possible outcome.

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