A legal determination of paternity under the law is beneficial for both parent and child. The child is given a clear understanding of his or her family history and is able to enjoy the stability of legal benefits such as the right to inheritance, health care and Social Security benefits evolving from his or her natural father.
While these issues can sometimes be adversarial, many cases I handle are centered on the preservation of positive relationships between father and child.
Legitimization And Paternity For A Variety Of Family Situations
I have handled a wide range of Oklahoma family law issues that require legitimization, court-ordered paternity tests and the determination of child related issues such as custody, visitation and support, which are always associated with establishing paternity.