Experienced Counsel For Individuals Struggling With Paternity Issues
Whenever paternity of a child is left unestablished or undocumented, the potential for legal challenges down the road is significant. At the Law Office of Todd R. Worthley, we respect all parents’ and children’s rights and have an extensive knowledge of Oregon’s paternity law and procedures.
Call us today to arrange a consultation to discuss your circumstances and potential claim at 888-589-0671.
In our family law practice, we have the opportunity to help many unmarried parents as well as people coping with divorce. Experienced lawyer Todd R. Worthley is prepared to patiently and clearly explain your rights and the procedures required to legally establish paternity and to challenge paternity when necessary. Whatever negotiations or legal actions are necessary in pursuit of your valid goals, you can count on our firm for compassion, responsiveness and skill.
We Help Individuals Effectively Navigate The Legal System
We have substantial experience helping:
- Mothers who wish to legally establish paternity in order to obtain an enforceable child support order, and often also wishing to open the door for a relationship between father and child
- Men seeking definitive answers as to whether they are the biological father of a child — often with a desire to either pursue visitation/parenting time and/or child custody, or to defend against the possibility of an invalid paternity action or request for child support
- Couples who are not necessarily engaged in any conflict, but want to legally establish boundaries and ground rules on issues such as support and parenting time through negotiation and mutual agreement
DNA testing is the most commonly used and reliable method of determining paternity. In Oregon, the procedures for obtaining a DNA test are relatively straightforward, and we will be happy to direct you to appropriate resources and offer any relevant guidance. We can also assist you in obtaining a parentage test order from the court if the other party refuses to voluntarily participate in a DNA test.
Once the paternity results are in, it is always wise and sometimes critical to consult an attorney who will operate with your best interests and those of the child always in view.