Children have a right to parental care and financial support from both of their parents. But in Nevada, when a child is born outside of a marital relationship, a paternity claim is necessary to establish those rights so child custody and support arrangements can be put in place.
Untangling Complex Issues Stemming From Paternity Cases
At KAINEN LAW GROUP, our Las Vegas paternity lawyers provide high-quality legal representation to unmarried parents in paternity cases. Whether you are the parent of a newborn child or you need to formally establish parental rights and responsibilities for any other reason, we can help. Contact our law firm for the experience you need to resolve complex issues stemming from paternity cases.
Understanding the Importance of Establishing Paternity
In Nevada, when a child is born outside of a marriage, the mother has sole legal and primary physical custody until the first court order is obtained. The father of the newborn has a duty to pay child support even prior to a court order being obtained. This is true even if the father's name is on the birth certificate and nobody doubts the child's paternity.
A paternity case can be brought at any time. Typically, custody and support become issues either right after a child is born or after an unmarried couple with children separates.
Our Las Vegas attorneys assist clients with all aspects of paternity, child custody, child support and related family law matters. In cases where there is some uncertainty about paternity, the court can order DNA testing. We can provide insight and advice regarding when it is advisable to pursue a paternity test.
Contact Our Child Custody Lawyers to Discuss Your Paternity Concerns
Our attorneys have extensive experience protecting mothers' and fathers' rights. We are committed to providing personal attention to every case we accept. To discuss your case with our legal team, call us at 702-823-4900 for an initial consultation. Our law firm is conveniently located in Summerlin, near the 215 Exit.