Hawaii Paternity Lawyer
A paternity case is sometimes filed by a mother or a father, or by a husband who wants to dis-establish himself as the father.
In a paternity action, the issue may be more than simply having the Court determine who the father is. A mother or a father may also be seeking to address other issues, such as custody, visitation, payment of child support, payment of pre-school, sharing of information about the child, and so on.
Sometimes it can be a simple process: the attorney can draft up the necessary papers, and everyone signs, and the mother and father do not need to go to a hearing. Other times, the parents disagree on one or more issues, and there is a Court hearing.
Louis J. Markee, attorney-at-law, is able to provide legal counsel regarding all aspects of paternity issues. If you find yourself needing such counsel, call Mr. Markee for an office conference.
When should I file for a paternity case?
What issues could be raised in a paternity action?
The legal issues that may be addressed in a paternity judgment or order:
- Establishment of paternity
- Disestablish paternity
- Inserting of the father’s name on a child’s birth certificate
- Change of child’s last name to father’s last name, mother’s last name, or hyphenated last name.
- Physical custody
- Legal custody
- Visitation rights or schedule
- Child support
- Payment of child’s expenses
- Child’s health insurance
- Payment of outstanding pregnancy and birth related expenses