A paternity action is a matter in which the parents of a minor child were unmarried at the time of the child’s birth. Paternity actions typically involve issues of custody, visitation, and child support. As a party to a paternity action, there are many important things to consider.

Prior to acknowledging paternity of a minor child, you may wish to seek a genetic test. It may be beneficial to seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney to discuss your rights and obligations under the law before proceeding in a paternity action.