Baton Rouge Paternity Attorney

When a child is born outside of marriage in Louisiana, it is often essential to lawfully establish the identity of his or her biological father. Establishing paternity is the only way for an unmarried father to gain any legal, enforceable rights regarding his child. It is the only way for an unmarried mother to obtain a child support order. Finally, it may be necessary for your child to receive critical financial benefits, such as Social Security Disability or veterans benefits.

Clear Legal Guidance And Efficient Action For Unmarried Parents

If you are a man in the Baton Rouge area seeking a definitive answer about your relationship to a child, or a mother in need of counsel from a seasoned paternity attorney, I am here to help. You can depend on me to treat you with respect and handle your case with integrity and sensitivity. My three decades of experience as a Louisiana family lawyer cover the spectrum of:

  • Advising clients on the three ways of establishing paternity in Louisiana: through voluntary acknowledgement and an affidavit, through court proceedings or by getting married
  • Helping men who wish to accept responsibility, obtain visitation rights and play an active role in children's lives assert their rights as fathers — or to prove that someone else is the biological father
  • Counseling and representing women who must establish paternity in order to obtain child support and achieve other important objectives

Learn Your Legal Options · I Will Prioritize Your Case And Your Needs

Today, DNA testing for paternity is accurate and readily available. However, you may have many personal concerns and questions about your risks and obligations in a paternity case. I will take the time to understand your unique personal priorities and help you make sound decisions for your child's future and your own.

To schedule a face-to-face consultation focused on your goals, rights and options in a paternity matter, please call 800-622-5389 now or email me, Keith Friley, Attorney at Law.