When it comes to navigating the choppy waters of paternity, trust experienced attorney Christopher E. Podoll at Podoll Law to help ensure smooth sailing.

Often done through DNA testing, paternity is the declaration of naming a legal father to a child. Declaring paternity can help many parents who are trying to fight for custody or visitation rights, are seeking child support and much more.

While it can be a complicated and lengthy process, paternity issues are often time sensitive. If you do not act in time, you could be barred at a later date from seeking a paternity determination — which could result in losing the rights to your child. That’s why, if you have questions about a paternity case, it’s important to seek immediate legal representation from an experienced paternity attorney.

At Podoll Law, we know just how big of a role paternity rulings can play in your legal cases. During such an overwhelming time, rest assured knowing our qualified attorney is committed to helping you fight for your rights. From offering a compassionate nature of understanding as you wade through paternity waters to being an aggressive advocate in the courtroom, we will work with you one-on-one to help you achieve one of the best possible outcomes for your situation.

In Michigan there is a general rule stating that a married woman’s husband is presumed to be the legal father. This means that even if both the mother, alleged father and husband all agree the child at issue is not the husband’s, the Court will still restrict who has standing to challenge paternity. 

In addition to marriage, there are a number of factors that go into determining paternity, ranging from knowledge of the pregnancy pre-birth and more. While the legal jargon and technicalities can feel overwhelming at first, our seasoned attorney has handled many paternity cases and is eager to help you gain the rights you deserve.

For more information about paternity from the experts at Podoll Law, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.737.1106.