If you are an unmarried father, you will need to establish paternity to secure your parenting rights. Our attorneys have decades of experience with complex parentage issues. We have helped many fathers establish paternity through court orders or by completing an affidavit of parentage form. When you meet with us in Brighton, we will help you determine the approach you need to follow to legally establish yourself as a father.
As an unmarried parent, you do not need to finalize your separation with the court. However, you should seek a court order for custody and visitation. Our family law attorneys regularly design co-parenting plans that help parents find common ground on important issues that include decision-making rights, visitation schedules and guidelines for child discipline.