Delaware Paternity Rights Lawyer
Wahl Family Law is often asked to help unmarried mothers and fathers with problems concerning child support, child custody, or visitation in Delaware. If you need advice and representation about your right of access to your own child, or counsel about a Delaware Family Court paternity dispute, or support obligation, contact Joseph Wahl in Wilmington, Delaware.
Joe can represent either parent in a Delaware parentage case to determine the paternity of a child. In most cases, there is no real question as to the father’s identity, but formal establishment of paternity will be necessary to determine how much child support the father must pay. If the alleged father denies paternity, Joe can help you protect your rights through DNA testing and other relevant evidence. When paternity is not contested, the amount of child support might well be subject to legitimate dispute. The same child support guidelines applied in Delaware divorce cases are used to set the amount of payments in Delaware paternity cases in New Castle County.
Although the New Castle County Family Court determining paternity has the authority to resolve child custody and visitation issues as well, many unmarried fathers do not take advantage of their right to ask the Family Court for a formal visitation schedule. In some cases, a father will later discover that the mother can use her control over his access to his child in irresponsible or hurtful ways. If you are a father in Delaware who would like to stabilize and secure your right to see your children under a formal Family Court visitation schedule, together with enforcement rights in the event of the mother’s interference, Wahl Family Law can prepare and present your petition to the New Castle County Family Court.
Please note, all information herein is provided for general informational purposes only. The information herein is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Different factual scenarios may yield different results. In addition, several other factors must be considered in each individual case, and those factors can only be ascertained by speaking directly to an attorney.
Contact an Experienced Delaware Paternity Lawyer
Schedule your initial consultation today by calling 302-658-2834. The initial consultation fee is $450.00.