Greensboro Family Lawyer

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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.

For more information regarding Custody, Child Support, and other Family Law matters, please contact Meghan O’Keeffe at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, & Olson (336) 379-0539