Family law supports the parental rights of unmarried fathers and mothers, but men often need to assert these rights. The legal payoffs of doing so can be significant. Fathers who have established their paternity accept their obligation to support their children and have a right to parenting time with the child in most cases. With the National Center for Health Statistics from the CDC reporting that 43.2% of births in Indiana are to unmarried mothers, the number of men who need legal information about their paternity rights is very high. Likewise, mothers who need assistance caring for their child is also high.
Our office represents both mothers and fathers in paternity cases, using our experience to get the clients intended outcome.