Paternity

When a child is born to unwed parents, the mother and father have all of the same rights and responsibilities with regard to the child's upbringing and support. This means that they have all the same parental rights including custody and visitation, as well as all the same responsibilities for care and financial support.

When the identity of the child's father is not known and no one is taking responsibility for the child's care, a lawyer's help may be necessary to establish paternity. At the Law Office of Stephen J. Kecskes, I help clients on both sides of the paternity issue. I have worked with mothers trying to establish the identity of a child's father and I have worked with alleged fathers who claim no relation or responsibility to the child.

Protecting Your Interests At All Times

When there is a dispute about paternity, the court will consider many factors, including DNA testing, which can settle the matter definitively. I can help request the correct tests and represent you at any hearings. I have been an attorney for over 30 years and have spent my entire career practicing in the Virginia Beach area. I work extensively with our civilian residents and military personnel alike.

Call Today To Set Up A Free Initial Consultation

Contact my office today to discuss your case with me. I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation which I prefer to conduct at my Virginia Beach office. I am available during regular business hours by appointment.