Paternity Lawyer in Madison & Middleton, Wisconsin
Filing a paternity action is necessary for determination of a placement schedule or for the establishment of child support In Wisconsin, upon the birth of a child, the parties may execute a Paternity Acknowledgment Form. This establishes the legal paternity of the father in a manner similar to a judgment of paternity, as long as the document is duly filed and not rescinded during the statutory rescission period. However, in order for child support or the placement schedule to be established, the filing of a paternity action is necessary.
Just as in divorce cases, Henry Family Law Offices, LLC appreciates the importance of your maintaining a cooperative parenting relationship with the other party. Therefore, whenever possible, we seek to craft solutions that protect you interests without unduly antagonizing the other party. The attorney at Henry Family Law Offices, LLC has handled numerous paternity actions. We can prepare the necessary legal documents and provide effective advocacy and guidance throughout the paternity proceedings.
We can help you make sure all bases are covered Except for division of property and maintenance, a paternity action involves almost all the issues addressed in a divorce action. Henry Family Law Offices, LLC can provide valuable advice with regard to:
The designation of the child's last name
Whether an award of sole legal custody or joint legal custody is appropriate
The norms for placement arrangements relative to the age of the child
The determination of child support
The allocation of the tax dependency exemptions, health insurance premiums and variable costs for the minor child
Modification of paternity judgments Provisions regarding placement and child support may be modified if the pertinent statutory factors are met. Henry Family Law Offices, LLC can advise you as to whether the facts in your case are likely to meet the legal standard for modification. With some exceptions, motions for modification of child support are fairly straightforward and can be resolved within two or three months.
Modification of placement motions can be more complex and at times are referred to Family Court Counseling Services for a custody study. Henry Family Law Offices, LLC can help you evaluate whether filing an action to modify placement is prudent, and if so, can help guide you through that process so your concerns are given appropriate weight in the formation of the new placement schedule.
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Henry Family Law Offices, LLC is located in Madison, Wisconsin and serves clients in Middleton, Dane County, Jefferson County, Columbia County, Sauk County, Green County, Dodge County, Rock County, Grant County and Richland County Attorney advertising. This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the information of a lawyer/client relationship.