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Des Moines Paternity Lawyer

Dedicated Legal Support for Unmarried Parents

While parents involved in divorce are granted equal rights when it comes to determining child custody and support obligations, unmarried parents do not necessarily have those rights. For unmarried parents, Iowa family laws presume a child’s mother has sole custody unless a 600b action for paternity is filed.

At the Des Moines law office of Timothy M. Duffy, P.C., we protect the parental rights of unmarried mothers and fathers throughout central Iowa, in addition to those going through divorce. With more than 25 years of experience, our attorney Timothy M. Duffy can answer your questions about paternity and guide you through the entire legal process to establish and protect your parental rights.

Navigating Parental Relationships With an Experienced Polk County Attorney

Once a paternity action is filed, it may be necessary to obtain a DNA test to determine the true biological father of a child. After parentage has been established, the father is legally granted the opportunity to obtain or enforce custody and visitation rights, and the mother may be eligible to receive child support to help raise the child.

Des Moines paternity attorney Timothy Duffy represents both fathers and mothers involved in paternity actions. Whether you are being denied visitation with your child as a father or you seek child support help as a mother, he will personally handle all aspects of your case. Mr. Duffy has never tried a paternity case that he did not win, though he has often obtained success through negotiation instead of taking matters to court. He will seek the most efficient, stress-free way that promotes the best interests of your child and protects your parental rights.

Call for a Free Consultation

Contact our office today to discuss your paternity claim with an experienced Des Moines family lawyer. You can reach us at 515-346-6619 during regular business hours or via e-mail at any time. We take most major credit cards and offer payment plans for your convenience.