LEGALLY SPEAKINGby Sally A. Hoelzel, Attorney at LawPATERNITYA child born to an unmarried woman is a non-marital" child. At the time of birth that child has only one legal parent the mother. Thebiological father of the child has no legal rights unless and until paternity is established. Paternity can be established via a Voluntary Patemity Acknowledgment (VPA). AVPA is a sworn document signed by both parents attesting that the man is the father of the child. A VPA establishes legal paternity but does not confer custody or placement rights or a financial obligation upon the father. Court action is necessary for those orders. The other way to establishpaternity is through a formal paternity action in court. A paternity action will address custody, placement, child support, and other issues. Remember, without a paternity action, the father of a non-marital child has no legal rights. The attorneys at Pruitt Law Offices S.C. are experienced in representingboth mothers and fathers in paternity actions. Call us at 262-633-8301 for a consultation. Pruitt Law Offices S.C., 731 Main Street.Your partners for professional service.www.pruittlawoffices.com

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LEGALLY SPEAKING by Sally A. Hoelzel, Attorney at Law PATERNITY A child born to an unmarried woman is a non-marital" child. At the time of birth that child has only one legal parent the mother. The biological father of the child has no legal rights unless and until paternity is established. Paternity can be established via a Voluntary Patemity Acknowledgment (VPA). AVPA is a sworn document signed by both parents attesting that the man is the father of the child. A VPA establishes legal paternity but does not confer custody or placement rights or a financial obligation upon the father. Court action is necessary for those orders. The other way to establish paternity is through a formal paternity action in court. A paternity action will address custody, placement, child support, and other issues. Remember, without a paternity action, the father of a non-marital child has no legal rights. The attorneys at Pruitt Law Offices S.C. are experienced in representingboth mothers and fathers in paternity actions. Call us at 262-633-8301 for a consultation. Pruitt Law Offices S.C., 731 Main Street. Your partners for professional service. www.pruittlawoffices.com

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