Non-Married Parent Attorney in Cleveland
Helping Residents of Independence Protect Their Parental Rights & Responsibilities
When an unmarried couple has a child, they are still obligated to provide
financial support to their child. Additionally, both parents are legally expected to
maintain a relationship with their child. Sometimes, issues concerning the above responsibilities
arise that facilitate the need for legal intervention. When this occurs,
it’s important you seek the help of an experienced Cleveland non-married
To schedule your
complimentary consultation, call our office at
(216) 350-8511 today.
Common Legal Issues for Non-Married Parents
Non-married parents who end up needing to resolve legal issues are usually
subject to the same processes as married parents. However, since they
never married, the path to resolving this issue is different.
Our Cleveland non-married parent lawyer can help our clients resolve the
Paternity: When a child is born to unmarried parents, the mother is assumed to be
the parent to the child, but the father must either voluntarily sign a
form stating his paternity or go through a court proceeding to prove he
is the father. Whether you are a father or mother looking to establish
the paternity of your child, our attorney can help.
Parental Rights & Responsibilities: At birth, an unmarried mother is the sole parent and legal custodian of
a child. The mother has the right to make all the decisions for the child.
Either parent can petition the court for an allocation of parental rights
and responsibilities. The court will then determine the rights of both
parents and allocate the decision-making authority for the child unless
the parents can reach an agreement.
Child Support: The parent at whose house the child spends the majority if the time may
wish to establish a court ordered child support agreement to ensure the
other parent is holding up their end of the financial responsibility.
Past Care Expenses: If you are the parent with primary custody of your child and were solely
responsible for paying for a medical bill or another significant charge,
you can seek reimbursement by receiving a court order.
Contact Our Experienced & Skilled Attorney Today
The Law Offices of LeeDaun C. Williams LLC, we are experienced in representing both mothers and fathers on issues
arising from unmarried parentage. Contact our office by calling us at
(216) 350-8511 or
completing our online contact form to receive comprehensive representation and advice.