Don’t Tackle Paternity Proceedings Alone
Establishing the paternity of a child can often be a quarrelsome matter. Without an attorney to help guide you through the complexities that can present themselves in a paternity case, you can get overwhelmed and suffer from an adverse outcome that might have been preventable.
I can help. I am William Godley, a Louisiana family law attorney with nearly 25 years of experience. At my law firm, the Godley Law Firm, you will find a compassionate advocate who will go to battle for you. I can assist with all aspects of paternity cases as well as any resulting child custody proceedings and child support determinations.
Guidance For Mothers Or Fathers On Establishing Or Disputing Legal Parenthood
I represent mothers and fathers who are seeking to establish or disprove paternity:
- For mothers, determining the proper biological parentage of a child can include secure DNA testing, with which we can help. After the establishment of proper paternity, modifying the birth certificate might be necessary, which is another way I can help. After a legal determination has been made regarding the paternity of your child, I can represent you in establishing the appropriate child custody and child support arrangements.
- For fathers, I can help you to determine your biological relationship with a child so that you can seek child custody and visitation with your child. Alternatively, if you have been named in a paternity action but are not the child’s father, I can help you dispute the claim, protecting your rights and defending you against invalid child support payments.
In every case, I provide skilled legal services, prompt responses and knowledgeable guidance.