Paternity Issues in Mississippi

Family Law Attorneys Serving Jackson

Scientific evidence has made determining paternity much easier, but there are still significant hurdles to clear before paternity can be legally established. For example, if a child is born to a lawfully married couple, then a legal presumption exists that a child born during the marriage is the natural child of the married couple. This presumption can only be overcome by initiating a paternity proceeding and presenting clear and convincing evidence to the court that the child is in fact someone else’s child. This evidence generally comes in the form of DNA evidence.

If you have any questions regarding the complex issue of paternity, do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Malouf & Malouf, PLLC at (601) 522-2222.

The Legal Ramifications of Paternity

The ramifications of determining the paternity of a child can be extensive. Paternity means much more than being able to call yourself a father. In reality, paternity is associated with a wide range of legal and financial responsibilities, many of which you may not be aware.

You should be aware that proving paternity may add the following responsibilities and rights:

  • Retroactive and future child support payments
  • Medical expenses
  • Custody
  • Visitation

If you want to prove your paternity or question the paternity of a child, contact our firm of skilled Jackson family law attorneys for legal guidance on how to proceed. The process of proving paternity can be rather complicated, which is why you want our seasoned advocates on your side.

Personalized & Family-Focused Legal Representation

Dealing with paternity tests can be complicated, with extensive paperwork and scientific evidence involved in the process. Depending on your case, our legal team may be able to present data in court on behalf and argue for a more favorable situation based on the test results. With over 60 years of experience, our family law attorneys know how to fight for people just like you. We provide an honest and fair commitment to all of our clients. We want to see you get the results you need.

We serve all of Jackson, Mississippi and the surrounding area. Contact our widely respected firm for a case consultation.