Harrisburg Paternity Lawyers

Hershey Fathers' Rights Attorneys

Establishing a child's paternity is a common step in child support and custody cases, especially if the parents are not married. With the legal and financial issues involved, you will want to work with a lawyer who thoroughly understands Pennsylvania's child support laws.

A Harrisburg paternity attorney from Purcell, Krug & Haller can help you with parentage issues. We have decades of experience representing families in paternity, child custody and child support cases. Please call our office at 717-260-3485 today. Your consultation is free and we have offices in Harrisburg and Hershey for your convenience.

Paternity Suits

Unmarried fathers in Harrisburg, Hershey, Reading and nearby areas who wish to establish rights to their child must get the court to recognize them as the child's father. Their rights to child custody and visitation cannot begin until paternity is established. Paternity is also important for the child because it provides access to child support, health insurance and additional benefits.

Paternity is often a threshold issue in support actions, and may be raised by either parent. The state uses DNA testing to prove or disprove paternity. A man may dispute paternity even if he is named on the birth certificate or if the child is born during his marriage, but there may be presumptions that apply that are difficult to navigate, and good legal advice should be sought to determine the best course of action

Contact a Hershey Paternity Attorney

At PK&H, we can represent either parent in a paternity action. We have experience handling complex paternity cases, including a decision we successfully established in Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding a sperm donor who was sued for child support.

For a free consultation, please call 717-260-3485 or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located in Harrisburg and Hershey.