Establishing paternity of a child in Wisconsin may be established by both parents signing off on a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement and an Acknowledgement of Marital Child. However, if the parents are in a paternity disagreement, one parent may initiate a method known as Conclusive Determination of Paternity, a process handled through the child support agency in the county with jurisdiction over the case.
Either the mother or alleged father can initiate the Conclusive Determination of Paternity process or, even the child support agency can if they have reason to believe that a man may be a child’s father and therefore responsible for the child’s support.
In order to answer the question of paternity the man, mother, and child will submit to genetic testing and, if the probability reaches a defined threshold, the agency will submit the result to the state register to establish legal paternity without the parties having to go to court. That said, circumstances involving a minor parent under the age of 18 or in situations where there is already a presumed father of a child, may require the involvement of the court to settle the paternity question.
Our experienced paternity attorneys handle paternity cases for both mothers and fathers. They will skillfully guide you through the process, from paternity testing and filing paternity actions to establishing child support, child custody and other rights. We are dedicated to helping you find and achieve the best solution for your situation. When you have questions regarding how to establish paternity of a child, child support or child custody, contact the Waukesha family law attorneys at Probst Law offices for immediate help at 414-210-3135.