Utah Paternity Suit Attorney
The Paternity Lawsuit
A paternity suit is a legal action taken by a petitioner to determine the identity of the father of a child. Paternity suits in Utah are brought for a number of different reasons including to establish financial and/or moral responsibility on the part of one or both of the child’s parents. A paternity suit may also be sought to establish parent-time (visitation) rights, or to settle other related matters.
Making a Paternity Claim
In order to bring a paternity claim in Utah, the individual or parties seeking to establish paternity need to petition the court to issue a judgment of paternity for a child. Normally a hearing will be scheduled and the parties will present evidence to establish their claims of paternity. If paternity is disputed, the court may order DNA testing. If you need help in bringing a paternity claim, please contact the Utah paternity lawyers at our office. We can advise you as to the issues involved in these claims and represent you through the process of your paternity action in Utah.
Utah Paternity Laws
An understanding of the laws regarding paternity actions in Utah is key to your success in your claim. At Salcido Law Firm we understand the laws regarding paternity and can effectively represent you in the process. In Utah, the mother, child, or father may bring an action to determine paternity. The state Office of Recovery Services also has standing to pursue a claim for paternity regarding child support obligations.
Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, St. George Paternity Attorney
Are you looking to establish paternity? We can help. Our team of experienced family law and paternity attorneys can effectively represent you in your paternity claim. Contact us today. We provide free consultations. 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235. Email.