Paternity issues are part of family law that relates to the legal rights of the father in a child custody case. Minnesota law uses the term “paternity” to refer to the legal father of the child. Once paternity is established, the father is obligated to provide financial support for the child, and he has the right to ask for custody and/or parenting time. It is important to understand that under Minnesota law, while every child born has a biological father, not every child has a “legal” father. If the biological parents of a child are not married at the time of birth, the father is not automatically recognized by the courts as the “legal” father until legal action is taken to establish his paternity. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn specializes in family law can assist families in the Blaine, MN area with paternity issues as well as other important custody and divorce issues.
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If the biological father is present at the time of the child’s birth, the parents can sign what is called a Recognition of Parentage, which is a document that verifies the legal definition of paternity for the purpose of child support and parenting time. In the state of Minnesota, paternity must be granted or ordered by the Court in order to be legally enforceable. Until that time, the mother has sole custody of the child.
Lisa Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn has devoted her entire career to family law. She has worked with individuals and families in the Blaine, MN area for more than two decades to sort out complex and difficult legal issues related to family law, divorce, custody and paternity. Her experience as a trusted and skilled attorney brings deep knowledge of Minnesota law and a background in mediation which can help you find common ground between parties when possible.
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If you are a father looking to establish paternity or a mother with questions about paternity issues, call Lisa directly at (763) 427-5131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to answering questions about paternity, Lisa can provide legal advice, support and representation about a wide variety of family law issues including divorce, custody, spousal maintenance, division of property, and developing a child-focused parenting agreement. Our team understands that this is a difficult time in your life and can help you find your way forward.