Families come in all shapes and sizes, and it is not uncommon for children to be born outside of a marriage. Because of this, paternity issues can arise. Determining paternity is important for many reasons, including parental rights, child support and future parent-child relationships.
At Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., we want to assist you with your paternity matters. We work with married and unmarried mothers and fathers, partners, ex-spouses, stepparents and other involved parties to help them understand the necessary steps it will take to determine the paternity of their child and why such a legal determination is crucial.
Helping You Understand Legal Parentage
Our Grand Rapids paternity attorneys have helped many residents of west Michigan establish their children’s paternity through DNA testing. We have assisted both mothers and fathers with establishing parental rights, always keeping the best interest of the child(ren) in mind.
When you determine the paternity of your child, it can help solve issues regarding:
- Birth and hospital bills
- Child support payments
- Parents’ rights
- Determining the father of your child
We understand that determining paternity of your child(ren) can be emotionally taxing on you and your family. That is why we make it a point to listen to our clients’ stories and offer the most appropriate legal action for your unique situation.
Contact Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C.
Do you need help determining paternity of your child in Michigan? Call Velzen, Johnsen & Wikander, P.C., today at 616-233-9160 or contact us online. Our business hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and early morning and evening hours by appointment. Our Grand Rapids paternal rights attorneys represent clients in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the surrounding areas.