Establishing Legal Fatherhood ◊ Pittsburgh Paternity Attorneys
The paternity lawyers at Notaro Gordon & Associates, P.C. provide experienced, professional, personal and cost-effective legal representation for paternity matters throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The family law firm's attorneys focus exclusively on handling family law issues. They take a individualized AND collaborative team approach to handling each client's legal paternity matters. You will work directly with the paternity attorney handling your case — not with an inexperienced associate you have never met.
You can call 412-281-1944 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial phone consultation and find out, risk free, if Notaro Gordon & Associates, P.C. is the right paternity law firm to handle your claim.
Paternity Actions in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, if a married woman gives birth to a child, there is a strong presumption that the woman's husband is the father of the child unless either parent raises objections or asks for DNA testing. When a child is born out of wedlock, paternity must be established either through DNA testing or by having the father sign a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment form.
Fathers, mothers and children all stand to benefit from establishing legal paternity:
- Children gain a stronger sense of identity and stability when they grow up knowing who their father is and by having a quality relationship with him.
- Fathers gain the right to visitation and physical or legal child custody. Without establishing legal paternity, a father has no right to see his children or make any decisions in their lives.
- Mothers gain much needed support in taking care of the child. Without establishing paternity, there is no legal basis for obliging a father to make regular child support payments.
Learn More During a Free Initial Phone Consultation
If you have more questions about establishing paternity, you should ask an attorney. The law firm of Notaro Gordon & Associates, P.C. invites you to schedule a free initial phone consultation with an attorney at the firm to discuss your circumstances. Call 412-281-1944 or contact the firm online any time.