Paternity / Parenting Rights

Ohio Paternity and Parenting Rights Lawyer

The legal process for establishing paternity and modifying parental rights in Ohio where a father and mother never married can be complex. But parents have rights and responsibilities, regardless of marital status.

For 30 years, Treneff Cozza Law, LLC in Westerville has assisted clients with the filing of paternity actions and obtaining rights to parenting time or shared parenting, as well as support for the child from his or her noncustodial parent.

If you and your former partner or spouse are at an impasse over your paternity dispute, our law firm's personal attention and experienced counsel can help.

Contact our Westerville family law office for an initial consultation on your paternity legal situation.

Personal Attention, Experienced Counsel

You should be aware some important facts before pursuing proof of paternity and parental rights.

If you are the father of a child, but never married the child's mother and you are seeking custody or visitation with your child, you first have to prove your paternity before a court will consider your petition. If you succeed in establishing paternity, the court will consider custody based on the child's best interest.

Once we have helped you to establish paternity, the court has the authority to order you or the child's mother to pay for past and future support, including during years of school attendance and both prenatal and postnatal care expenses.

As family members ourselves, we can only imagine what a troubling time this must be for you. If we can help with your parentage, paternity or parental rights legal situation, please let us know. Our trusted Ohio family law firm has assisted with resolutions to these disputes for 30 years. Be in touch with us today.

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Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Your first visit to our Ohio family law office could be the first step toward the resolution of your paternity or parenting rights dispute. A simple toll-free phone call is all it takes: (866) 829-0717.