Declarations of Parentage
Sometimes it isn’t always clear who a child’s father is. We are frequently asked to assist in resolving these issues to ensure that the fatherhood of the child is ascertained and that their rights are enforced.
We provide free initial telephone consultations for all our clients. Call our specialist Child Law Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 or contact us online for advice.
An application will first need to be made to the Court for a declaration as to whether or you are the parent of the child.
A declaration of parentage has implications for a child’s rights and the child’s interest should be considered on the making of such an order and the child may be joined to be represented in such an application.
Normally the issues are resolved by DNA testing for paternity or even maternity. Generally the Courts consider that the interests of justice are best served by ascertaining the truth of paternity/maternity. Where the Court makes a direction for a blood test or other DNA testing sample to be given the Court may draw an inference from any failure to supply that sample as to the truth of paternity/maternity issues
We provide free initial telephone consultations for all our clients. Call our specialist Child Law Solicitors now on 0844 800 9860 or contact us online for advice. We are able to provide competitive rates for all our Child Law work including fixed fees.