Practice Areas: Paternity and Family Law
Wisconsin paternity proceedings determine the identity of a child’s father.
This can happen a number of ways:
- Voluntary Acknowledgment
If both parents are sure about paternity, they can fill out a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment form with the State of Wisconsin. This will legally establish the father’s paternity and his name will be added to the birth certificate.
- Court Ruling
Either the mother or father may bring a paternity suit in court requiring testing that will establish paternity.
- Acknowledgment of Marital Child
If a couple marries after a child is born, they may complete an Acknowledgment of Marital Child form, legally establishing paternity.
Paternity testing falls under family law and it’s important to have a family law attorney working in your side. If you are facing a paternity suit, you are entitled to representation with a family law attorney. The person bringing the paternity suit must prove through legally accepted medical tests that you are the father.
Contact Casey Law Offices if you need someone experienced in family law Milwaukee, WI. Our law firm specializes in family law Milwaukee, WI and can also assist in matters of divorce and child support.
Casey Law Offices Family Law Attorney (414) 272-5564
Related terms: Paternity testing, determining the father.