Paternity

Establishing Paternity Rights and Obligations in Oklahoma

At the Smalley Law Firm, in Norman, our paternity attorneys provide caring, informative and experienced legal representation to mothers and fathers. Whether seeking to establish or contest paternity, you can count on our law firm for experienced representation, personalized service, open communication and commitment to serving your legal needs.

Whether you need assistance establishing or contesting paternity in Norman or throughout Central Oklahoma, we can help. Contact us online or call 405-801-2222 for an initial consultation to discuss your paternity dispute with an experienced lawyer.

Oklahoma Paternity Actions

When a child is born to married parents, there is a legal presumption that the husband is the biological father of the child. If the marriage ends, issues involving child custody, visitation and child support are automatically addressed in the divorce proceeding - without the need to establish paternity. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the court must establish paternity before establishing child support or providing the father with custody or visitation rights.

Our experienced family law attorneys can guide clients through paternity actions in Central Oklahoma and provide effective counsel in matters that typically arise in connection with the paternity suit:

  • Establishing child support and collecting back child support
  • Establishing visitation rights/parenting time
  • Seeking joint custody
  • Disputing paternity

Our legal team offers more than 25 years of experience guiding clients through delicatefamily law issues in Norman and surrounding areas. We are driven to meet the needs of our clients and provide clients with premium legal service. Our firm keeps clients updated on the status of DNA tests and other aspects of the paternity case, and asserts their legal rights throughout the process.