Greensboro Custody Lawyer
One of the important parts of Custody is determining who the child’s father is. Legal paternity suggests that the biological father of a child is more often than not, the child’s legal father. A man can also become the legal father by operation of law, in instances such as adoption.
There is a presumption of paternity when a child is born in wedlock. This presumption may be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence that he is not the child;s biological father.
When in doubt though, there is a presumption of paternity after there has been blood and genetic testing. There is also a rebutable presumption of paternity arising from a birth certificate that names an individual as the father of a child born to an unmarried mother.