OF YOUR PATERNITY CASES
National statistics indicate that the out-of-wedlock birth rate is about 40 percent. When a married couple has a baby, the identity of the father almost never comes into question. If a child is born to unwed parents, however, the father’s identity may not always be as apparent. In cases where a child is born out of wedlock, a father has to file a paternity action if he wants to ensure that he has custody rights to his child.
OUR PATERNITY EXPERTISE
Paternity cases are very sensitive matters. Whether you need paternity testing to ensure your rights are protected or you need legal advice on child adoption, StrongPoint Law is here to assist you.
We can help you with the following inquiries:
- Proving you are the parent
- Proving you are not the parent
- Establishing the right for custody
- Establishing the right of support
- Pursuing financial changes to judgments
- Legally requiring paternity testing
COUNT ON US FOR YOUR PATERNITY CASE
Making an accurate determination about the paternity of a child is critical. The results of these actions will have a serious impact on everyone involved for many years. Child support, custody and visitation, parental rights and other considerations will all move forward from the outcome of the paternity action. Our attorneys have a combined 15 years of experience in handling paternity cases. Trust us to answer all your questions honestly and provide realistic solutions for your paternity issues. Get in touch with us today.
OF YOUR CUSTODY CASES
Parents play the most important role in the lives of their children. We place a great emphasis on seeking child custody solutions that protect the parent-child relationship.
Child custody cases are always difficult and emotional. With a child involved, you have to be careful about how you handle custody cases. There are many factors and circumstances that motivate the court to make the decision. Our attorneys can help you put your case together and fight for you and your child in the courtroom.
OUR CUSTODY EXPERTISE
Courts look at the facts of each case and consider a series of factors, including the child’s relationship with each parent, the child’s home situation and, if the child is old enough, the child’s wishes.
- Residential/Physical custody: Physical custody is where the child will live. Physical custody can be called joint or sole custody. If custody is roughly proportionate, most courts call it joint physical custody. Where custody is more dispassionate, one parent has sole physical custody with the other parent having temporary custody and visitation rights. In joint physical custody cases, the court selects a residential parent for school and mailing purposes.
- Legal custody: Legal custody is the power to make major decisions in the child’s life. These include decisions about education, health care, and religious upbringing. Courts prefer to give parents joint legal custody unless there are special circumstances, like alcoholism, drug use, the parents are unable to co-parent effectively or family violence.
Other Areas of service we provide for Child Custody:
- Custody, Residency and Parenting Time of Minor Children
- Income withholding orders
- Relocation of a child
OF YOUR SUPPORT CASES
During a divorce, financial support is often one of the most difficult issues to deal with. It’s important to protect your rights to get an appropriate resolution.
OUR SUPPORT EXPERTISE
Unless the parents have approximately equal custody time with the children and make roughly the same amount of money, one parent will pay child support to the other. The parent who does not have the children most of the time generally pays support to the parent who has more custody time. Many circumstances govern the court’s decision on child support and you should be correctly informed and represented.
Let our experienced attorney provide you with the most useful information and help on child support. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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“We chose Shawnah as she was highly recommended from a friend. Her knowledge and experience in the foster care system helped us through a difficult adoption. She was straight forward with us, understood our concerns, and we appreciated her willingness to fight for us!”
Foster Care/Adoption Case
“As a father in the state of Kansas, obtaining and continuing to obtain custody is almost unheard of. I am proud to say I represent the small group to which this applies thanks to Shawnah and her expertise. Her ethical standards and her ability to make you feel like your fight is her fight is second to none.”
“Interviewing many attorneys for my divorce I went with Shawnah because her first concern was my children rather than the financial portion of the divorce. All the other attorneys wanted to do discuss was how hard the financial issues of the divorce would be tricky or hard. My first concern was making sure my children were safe. Shawnah has always worked toward their safety.”