Determining Paternity

Several types of scenarios can arise where a man or a woman could become involved in a paternity action, which is the legal action of establishing the father of a child. Our skilled lawyers can efficiently guide you through your parental rights matter, no matter what side of the issue you are on.

Coodin & Overson, PLLP, in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, provides effective and efficient paternity representation to fathers and mothers throughout the Twin Cities metro area. When the parentage of a child is in question, we can protect your rights and help you resolve the matter in the best interests of the child. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding a paternity action.

Washington County Paternity Actions

When a child is born out of wedlock, the father has no parental rights. The mother can withhold visitation time, even if the father is paying child support. If you are a father with a child born out of wedlock, you can bring a paternity action to establish that you are the father of the child. Once paternity is established, you can be awarded joint custody and/or parenting time. A St. Paul paternity attorney from our law firm can assist you with establishing paternity.

With more and more medical advancements, it is possible to determine paternity even before the child is born. However, the majority of paternity actions arise after the child is born. Our law firm can assist you in obtaining the proper DNA blood tests to determine paternity.

The outcome of a paternity action can change the lives of all involved parties — child, father and mother. When paternity is established, the father can be obligated to pay child support or awarded child custody or visitation rights.

There are a number of important factors that must be considered when establishing or denying paternity in Minnesota. To learn more, read our related article.

Contact a Minnesota Parental Rights Attorney

If you are a father or a mother seeking to establish paternity, call Coodin & Overson, PLLP, at 651-319-5180 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Located in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Coodin & Overson, PLLP, advises and represents clients throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota.