Both parents are responsible for a child’s upbringing, both emotionally and financially. In situations where the parents of a child have never been married to each other, a paternity case can be brought by either the father or mother. The paternity case;
Establishes that the father is the legal, biological father of the child.
Determines custody and visitation;
Determine the level of financial support to be provided to the child.
Can order the other parent to be responsible for the expenses of the pregnancy, and the birth of the child
Can order the other parent to pay a portion of work-related daycare expenses.
Healy O’Connor Solicitors provide legal advice in relation to paternity cases filed by either parent of a child who wishes to establish their rights of visitation or custody with their child.