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La Grande Paternity Attorney

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Establishing paternity is a life-changing process. Due to the high stakes involved, it is crucial that you have trusted legal help on your side. At Laura Eckstein Law, our La Grande paternity lawyer can work with you to overcome the legal obstacles you may face and fight for your desired outcome.

With more than 19 years of experience, Attorney Eckstein has handled countless cases and knows how to anticipate and adapt to potential obstacles that may arise. Our firm is passionate about being accessible to our clients and fighting for their cases as if they were our own.

Find out if we are the right fit for you by calling (541) 444-0830 today. We offer free initial half-hour consultations.

Why Is Establishing Paternity Important?

Establishing paternity simply means determining who the legal father of a child is. This is beneficial because it allows the father certain rights in his child’s life that would not otherwise be available.

Paternity must be established so that the father is allowed to do the following:

  • Get a support order for the child
  • Bequeath property or money to the child after he dies
  • Obtain a healthcare order or medical support order for the child
  • Provide the child with access to his medical history and his family’s medical history

How Paternity Is Established in Oregon

Paternity is automatically established when the parents are married to each other at the time of the child’s birth. If the parents are not married at the time of the child’s birth, paternity must be established through a legal process.

The following are other ways that paternity can be legally established:

  • Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity: When both the mother and the father agree that he is the father, they can legally establish his paternity by filling out the Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity form.
  • Declaration in support of establishing paternity: A mother can fill out this form in order to establish paternity. This form can be filled out with or without the potential father’s acknowledgment.

If the father in question doesn’t believe the child is his or if there is a question as to whose child it is, genetic testing is available to answer this question.

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Attorney Eckstein takes a hands-on approach to her clients’ cases. When you choose Laura Eckstein Law, you can trust that your case is in capable, experienced hands. We thoroughly evaluate your case and fight to resolve it as efficiently as possible. From start to finish, you can expect your rights to be protected and your options to be thoroughly explained to you.

Contact our paternity lawyer in La Grande today at (541) 444-0830 to learn more.