Paternity

What is Paternity?

Historically, adjudication of paternity is the process of establishing that a man is the father of a child in order to establish the paternity, legal custody, physical placement and support of the child.

Parentage of same sex couples is an issue that has not been uniformly or satisfactorily decided by the courts.  It is nevertheless an issue that children are entitled to be resolved for their protection.

When is a paternity issue a problem?

The need for a paternity adjudication can arise in situations where a cohabiting couple decides to split up after residing together with the child in one household, upon the birth of a child where the father may or may not have signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, or in situations where a married woman is pregnant with a child either her spouse or she or another putative father claim is not the husband's child.

In Wisconsin, if the father disputes fatherhood, the court permits the father and the child to submit to a DNA test.

The issues of same sex parentage are complex and you should contact your attorney if you are in a relationship with a child.

Family Law Attorney Kathy Reiley Can Help

Attorney Kathleen Reiley has handled many paternity matters to establish the paternity, legal custody, physical placement and support of a child. To contact Attorney Reiley, please call her office at 414-369-6309 or e-mail her today.

Wisconsin State Licensed Attorney:

Attorney Kathleen (Kathy) Reiley exclusively practices law in the state of Wisconsin.

Practice Focus on Divorce and Family Law:

Attorney Reiley focuses her law pratice in the area of family law, handling legal separation, divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriages and divorces, child custody, legal custody, physical placement of minor children, child support, spousal support, paternity, marital property issues, and guardianships.

Litigation and Mediation:

With more than thirty years of experience in family law, Attorney Reiley has also participated int he Dane County Bar Association Mediation Project since its inception. Attorney Reiley offers mediation services and divorce mediation, as well as collaborative divorce, cooperative divorce, contested divorce, litigated trial divorce, stipulated divorce, uncontested divorce, divorce of elderly spouses, spousal support (alimony), estensive real estate matters involved in divorce, post divorce modifications and actions, and child support modifications.

Offices:

Kathleen Reiley, SC
Reiley Law Offices
7161 N Port Washington Road, Suite B
Milwaukee (Glendale), Wisconsin 53217
Telephone: (414) 369-6309
Website: ReileyLaw.com

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Geographic Focus:

MILWAUKEE COUNTY OF WISCONSIN

Milwaukee, Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, River Hills, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, and Saint Francis, & Wisconsin.

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Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Hebron, Helenville, Ixonia, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Koshkonong, Lake Lac La Belle, Lake Mills, Lake Ripley, Palmyra, Rome, Sullivan, Waterloo, Watertown, & Whitewater, Wisconsin.

OZAUKEE COUNTY OF WISCONSIN

Bayside, Belgium, Cedarburg, Fredonia, Grafton, Mequon, Newburg, Port Washington, Saukville, Thiensville, & Waubeka, Wisconsin.

WASHINGTON COUNTY OF WISCONSIN

Allenton, Germantown, Hartford, Jackson, Kewaskum, Newburg, Richfield, Slinger, & West Bend, Wisconsin.

WAUKESHA COUNTY OF WISCONSIN

Big bed, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequa, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Hartland, Lac La Belle, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc Lake, Okauchee Lake, Pewaukee, Summit Village, Sussex, Wales, & Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Call Milwaukee Divorce Attorney Reiley Today:

To speak with Attorney Reiley regarding your situation, please call (414-369-6309) her or send her an email.

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7161 North Port Washington Road, Suite B
Glendale, Wisconsin, 53217

Located in North Milwaukee in the Glendale community.
Attorney Reiley's practice reaches across Milwaukee County and into surrounding Jefferson, Ozaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha counties.

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