Paternity Lawyers in Coeur D’Alene

Representation for Clients in All Five North Idaho Counties

Many people have children without getting married. As long as the parents have a good relationship, the child can receive the love and support he or she needs from both parents. Unfortunately, if the relationship ends, the child can suffer due to a lack of emotional and financial support.

At the Walsh Law Group PLLC, our paternity lawyers in Coeur D’Alene represent unmarried fathers and mothers who have disputes over issues such as child support, child custody and placement, health insurance responsibility, and use of the child for purposes of federal and state income tax dependency exemptions. You can count on us to help you resolve your paternity issues.

How We Can Help you

The first step in resolving a dispute involving children born out of wedlock, where there is no acknowledgment of paternity filed with the state, is to file a paternity action. A paternity action is the process to legally establish the father of a child who was born to an unmarried couple. If either side contests who the father is, the court will order to have genetic tests completed. However, if both parents agree upon who the father is, then an acknowledgment of paternity can be filed with the state of Idaho and no DNA test will be necessary.

Once the court paternity is established, the mother may have the right to obtain child support and the father may have the right to be involved in the child's life and be granted custody and visitation. Our paternity lawyers in Coeur D’Alene are highly effective in this area of law and we can help you establish or de-establish paternity. Backed by more than two decades of combined legal experience, we have gone through the legal process more times than we can count. We can efficiently guide you through the process and ensure your best interests and rights are fully protected.

The following are examples of the types of issues our attorneys can handle in your case:

  • Relocation of a custodial parent
  • Establishment of child support orders
  • Establishment of child custody and visitation
  • Modification of child custody and placement
  • Responsibility for health insurance for the minor child
  • Modification or enforcement of existing child support orders
  • Use of the child as a dependency exemption and/or qualifying child credit for federal and state income tax filing purposes

To learn more about our Coeur D'Alene attorneys at Walsh Law Group PLLC and how we can help you, call us today at (208) 712-8292 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. We serve clients in all five North Idaho counties.

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