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There are cases when paternity may need to be established. Paternity is what determines the biological father of a child.

As it stands, there are many cases that call for the need to establish paternity. In some situations, the parents themselves want to be certain of the father. In other cases, whether they involve financial considerations or the desire to forge new relationships, evidence of paternity must be demonstrated. There are two pieces of evidence used to confirm paternity. The first one is the father’s name or Social Security Number on the child’s certificate of birth. The second one involves genetics tests. This type of test can be ordered by the court, either on its own motion or on behalf of an interested party such as the mother, the child, prospective fathers, or relatives acting as guardians for the child.

There are many benefits that come with the establishment of paternity. For example, a biological father can see his name added to a birth certificate, in case it has not been done already. Furthermore, a child may be entitled to obtain both financial support and/or Social Security benefits from the father. Paternity can, as well, assist mothers in receiving child support to help with the care of the shared child, or it can assist a father to gain legitimation. This, in turn, can lead to custody, parenting time, and visitation rights. More importantly, paternity will allow the father to found a strong and lasting father-child relationship.

Life, can sometimes prove to be challenging and unpredictable and more so during the very vulnerable and stressful exposures, that one can be subjected to involving family and marital matters.


The Law Office of Caroline Pineres understands the complex and sensitive nature of family-related legal disputes and is prepared to guide clients toward appropriate and productive solutions with discretion, respect, and sensitivity. As a practitioner in a rapidly evolving area of law, Caroline Pineres is one of the most respected attorneys in her field and has zealously dedicated her practice to successfully assisting clients with all family law related issues. She routinely obtains winning results for her clients, regardless of the complexity of the cases.

Bilingual (English-Spanish) As a native Spanish speaker, Caroline has brought her knowledge and expertise to the Latino community, helping its members understand the law and the legal process involved in divorce.

Law Firm, specializing in Family Law serving Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Cherokee, and Hall counties.

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