Understanding the Process of Filing a Paternity Suit
Hi, I’m Oklahoma dads’ rights attorney Jason Lile. If you’re a biological father of a child from a previous relationship, it’s important to understand the process of filing a paternity suit. As mentioned earlier, the first step is to consult a good lawyer who can guide you through the process. Once you’ve hired an attorney, they will file a paternity suit on your behalf in the county that’s appropriate.
One of the key benefits of filing a paternity suit is that you can request biological genetic testing. This is a court-ordered test that will determine the child’s parentage once and for all. If the test proves that you’re the biological father, then the court will move on to the next phase of the paternity action.
Challenging Acknowledgment of Paternity
In some cases, you may find that someone else has already claimed to be the father of the child and has an acknowledgment of paternity on file with the state of Oklahoma for two years. This can be a challenging situation to navigate, but it’s not impossible.
If you’re in this situation, it’s important to consult an attorney who knows how to plead fraud. Fraud is the only way to legally change the paternity of a child who has a different man on the birth certificate and is acknowledged as the father by the state of Oklahoma for two years.
Free Consultation with Dads’ Rights Lawyer in Oklahoma
At the end of the day, if you find out that you’re the biological father of a child from a previous relationship, it’s important to take action. Filing a paternity suit can help you establish legal rights and responsibilities as a father.
If you have any questions about this process or any other issues regarding father’s rights or family law, please don’t hesitate to contact me. As a Tulsa paternity attorney, I’m dedicated to helping dads navigate the legal system and protect their rights. Contact me today for a consultation at tulsafathersrights.lawyer.