Believe it or not, paternity is a complex area of law that involves much more than a lab test to determine the father of a child. Once a man is confirmed to be the father of a child, there are still difficult issues of child support, custody and child visitation agreements to work out.
Whether you are a father seeking visitation rights or a mother seeking financial support for your children, family law attorney Dorene A. Kuffer can help with legal services that put your child first.
Fathers’ Legal Advice about Child Support
Under most circumstances, a father has a right to see his child and also has a duty to financially support his child after a divorce. If you believe you are the father of a child and are concerned about your rights and obligations as a father, Dorene Kuffer can help guide you through paternity issues like:
- Paternity testing
- Child custody
- Child visitation agreements
- Determining parentage
- Child support
If you have been ordered to pay child support but do not believe you are the father of the child, Dorene Kuffer can help you obtain a paternity test. If you are being denied custody or visitation, she can also assist you with filing a paternity action so that you can begin a positive relationship with your child.
Legal Advice about Child Support
A parent has a legal obligation to provide child support whether or not he or she is involved in the child’s life. If the parent of your child fails to provide child support, Dorene Kuffer can help with child support enforcement services. Never prevent your child from visitation with a parent (unless you have concerns about your child’s safety), even if he or she is in arrears or paying child support. Instead, contact Dorene Kuffer for sound legal advice.
Contact Us for an Initial Consultation
If you need help understanding and creating child visitation agreements in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contact the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer and request a consultation.