Lackawanna County Paternity Lawyers
About Paternity & How a Clarks Summit Attorney Can Help
Pennsylvania takes the rights of both fathers and mother seriously, especially in the face of divorce, custody, visitation, and child support. Both parents have right to have a say in their children’s wellbeing, but in some cases paternity is not clear or a DNA test may be necessary to prove a father’s rights and legal obligations.
If you need help with a paternity matter, a Lackawanna County family law attorney O’Malley Law Office, LLC is ready to help. Call (570) 391-0866 to get started.
Why a DNA Test May Be Necessary
There are a number of reasons that paternity proceedings may be necessary. If, for example, you are going through a divorce, DNA tests may be important in determining essential matters that must be agreed upon before the case can be settled.
In addition, both fathers and mothers can pursue a DNA test for any of the following reasons:
- To help gain custody or visitation of a child or children
- To get or contest support payments
- So children can benefit from a fathers’ medical or financial benefits
- To determine responsibility and legal obligations
- To protect children from abuse
Handling Contested & Complex Legal Matters
At O’Malley Law Office, LLC, our Lackawanna County paternity attorneys are dedicated to helping families get through heated and emotional matters using the full extent of the law. We work with families to find a solution, whether that be proving paternity through a DNA test or fighting for a child’s rights to the emotional and financial support they need. We work hard on your behalf so you and your family will never be taken advantage of.
To learn more, contact our firm online or call Lackawanna County team at (570) 391-0866 to schedule a free initial consultation. We also welcome clients from Scranton, Clarks Summit, and Wyoming, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, and Susquehanna counties.