Parentage and Paternity Law

Paternal Law

Justin J. Sasser | Parentage and Paternity Law in Maryland

Maryland Paternity Attorney

Getting a legal recognition of paternity or parentage can benefit the mother and the father, as well as the child. The mother can get answers to her questions, the child can start receiving support benefits, and the father can establish a relationship with his child and preserve his parental rights.

Contact Justin J. Sasser. As a Maryland paternity lawyer and founder of the Law Offices of Justin J. Sasser, LLC, I have more than 25 years of experience helping people with family law matters. I represent all parties in actions designed to establish paternity or parentage.

Establishing Parentage

Either a mother or father can initiate a parentage proceeding to establish paternity. A birth certificate alone is not enough to establish parentage. However, in Maryland, voluntary paternity declarations are often completed at the time of birth of the child and are evidence of paternity. In any case, many fathers initiate parentage petitions in order to protect their custodial relationships with their children. The courts feel that defining this relationship is in the best interests of the child and is essential to establishing fair child support obligations, and they provide a plan for child custody and visitation.

Regardless of your marital status you can exercise your right to be a part of your child’s life. Whether you need to petition for a paternity test or require litigation help on your behalf, I can help you build a strong case based on my more than 25 years of legal experience.

Call a Maryland Parentage Lawyer

If you wish to establish your paternal rights or need assistance with establishing paternity for support payments, I can help. Contact me, a Maryland paternity lawyer, online or by phone at 301-627-4300 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.