man holding a baby - paternity

What is Paternity / Parentage?

There is a common misconception that a Paternity Suit or Paternity Action is used to confirm that an alleged Father is actually the Father of a particular child/ren. In all actuality, the Paternity Action is simply the name of the lawsuit that one brings when they have children in common with someone they were never married to and are no longer living together and/or are no longer in a relationship and a plan is now needed to determine both Physical and Legal Custody.