Paternity means fatherhood. It is the legal acknowledgement of the relationship between a man and a child. A petition for paternity is filed when the parties never married but had a child together, and now the parties are seeking an order establishing who the biological father is. Paternity reflects the moral obligation a man has to a child; whether or not he is the child’s father.
There are many reason to want to have paternity established. Some of these reasons may be:
- Child Support
- Medical History
Here is a list of helpful Utah websites that can guide you in the direction you need.
- General Info About Paternity Law in Utah
- Presumption of Paternity
- Paternity Establishment in Utah
If you find yourself in a paternity situation that you need extra help contact us at Stevens & Gailey. Our expect attorneys will make sure all your paternity rights are fought for and protected!