Parentage / Paternity Cases
In our society many children are born to couples living together without the benefit of marriage, or to single women who have sexual intercourse during a dating relationship and who later claim that their child resulted from those sexual relations. In some cases, the sexual partner claims to be the father of the child. In all these cases, the relationship has produced a child needing support. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys are experienced in determining the legitimacy of parentage claims and, if the claims are legitimate, in prosecuting or defending the determination of reasonable child support. Although the amount of child support is defined by statute, which specifies guideline percentages based on the non-custodial parent’s income, the parties and the court may vary from the guidelines if there is a proper basis to do so. Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP attorneys have both settled and tried many child support cases and know how to achieve a reasonable resolution of that issue for clients.
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