Paternity cases involve unwed biological parents. Where a child is born to parents who are not married, the mother is presumed by Minnesota law to have full custody and visitation rights. A father must initiate a court proceeding to establish that he is the father to seek custody or visitation rights. The mother must initiate a court proceeding to establish paternity if she wishes to obtain a child support order.
Paternity may be established if a man signs a recognition of parentage or holds himself out as the father of a child. DNA testing and birth certificates may also be used to establish paternity, and there is a presumption of paternity for children born during a marriage.
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If you are a mother or father and you need an experienced paternity lawyer, contact Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. We can handle all aspects of your case, including:
We are committed to providing the quality legal representation and superior client service you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience in paternity cases. Attorney DeAnne Dulas, a partner at our firm, has practiced in divorce and family law for more than 15 years.
Contact Our Minneapolis Paternity Attorneys
Based in Eagan, we practice in Dakota County, throughout the Twin Cities metro area, and in Greater Minnesota. To speak with a Minnesota paternity attorney at our firm, call 651-686-8800 or contact us.