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Paternity cases can cause many litigation issues for the parents involved. There are varieties of situations that affect how paternity can be established and parents should be aware of the situations that can be difficult to unravel. When the man executes and files and Affidavit Acknowledging Paternity with the Department of Human Services even when he’s not the father, he will be considered the natural father for visitation and child support purposes. If a man and a woman marry each other and the child is born during the marriage, paternity will be established immediately.

What Can Spark A Paternity Case?

When one parent is absent for a long period of time or the non-custodial parent wants visitation with a child, it can cause a paternity case. When one parent isn’t married to the other parent and child support needs to be paid can start a paternity case. When visitation is …

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When a person considers bankruptcy, they may accidentally do something that can harm their case. It’s best to consult a lawyer before going through debt elimination bankruptcy, but even before that, clients should avoid these transactions to ensure a smooth filing and avoid creditors’ challenges.

Don’t Transfer Property or Money

Many believe that transferring assets to others will keep them safe. However, the opposite is true, and these transfers can lead the court to suspect fraud. The following transfers may get a person in trouble:

  • Putting a car in a spouse’s name
  • Changing the name on a bank account
  • Eliminating one’s name as a business owner
  • Moving funds into others’ bank accounts
  • Deeding property in someone else’s name

Many move funds and property out of their own name, but the ownership of assets doesn’t mean that they’ll be lost. An attorney can tell a client how to deal with …

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