Paternity

Paternity Lawyers in Alexandria

Trustworthy Legal Professionals Serving Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C.

Many studies have demonstrated that a parent’s role in a child’s life is not only influential in contributing to the child’s health and well-being, but absolutely essential to a child’s physical, mental, and social development. At Tesfaye Law, we deeply understand this crucial connection, and we are determined to help you protect the bonds of parental relationships for the sake of establishing stability for your whole family.

Whether you are a mother seeking financial support from the father of your child, or a father desiring to have a greater role in your child’s life, our paternity lawyers in Alexandria can provide empathetic and knowledgeable support during this challenging time.


Call (703) 454-8865 today for a free 20-minute consultation with our paternity lawyers in Alexandria.


Who Can File Paternity Lawsuits?

Paternity lawsuits may be necessary to determine parental rights, custody, or support matters when the identity of the biological father is in question. In these instances, the court will order a genetic test. The results of this test are then used to establish a legal relationship between the parent and child and determine the extent to which the father has an obligation to support the child. Even if the biological father does not wish to play an active role in the child’s upbringing, he still has the responsibility to provide financial support for the minor.

These suits may be brought by the mother, the presumed father (in many instances the husband of the mother), the man alleged to be the father, a government agency, or the child. If the child is underage, a representative must act on their behalf).

Serving You with Integrity & Empathy

Depending on the specific context of your situation, we understand you may not initially want a paternity lawsuit. To protect the interests of the parent and/or the child, either the mother or father may not want the father to be legally named. This can be a highly delicate situation, and our lawyers have years of experience handling these types of cases with empathy and discretion.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

While each claim is unique, establishing paternity can often benefit every person involved in the case.

Some of the specific advantages of a paternity lawsuit include:

  • Financial support for the child – The spouse who is primarily responsible for taking care of a child often faces the sole burden of earning familial support. However, establishing paternity means both parents could financially contribute to a child’s well-being.
  • Emotional, mental, and physical childhood development – Our greatest desire is that the child benefits from as many parental contacts as possible, so long as it is suitable for the child’s health and wellbeing. Children deserve the right to establish contact and potentially form relationships with their parents. A child will also benefit from having access to both parents’ previous medical history, which can be essential in many life-and-death scenarios.
  • Emotional closure and relational support – Parenthood a big responsibility but also an amazing opportunity. Paternity lawsuits can resolve tense relationships, heal personal trauma, and relieve both parents and children of shame and guilt.

Ready with Guidance for Any Situation

While establishing paternity claims can be an emotional process, it can also provide great advantages to all involved parties. If you are looking for advice from paternity lawyers in Alexandria, Tesfaye Law is here to offer you legal guidance. We can assist you with filing a paternity suit with the appropriate court or defending you against paternity action.

Contact us now at (703) 454-8865 to receive reliable and personal guidance for any of your paternity needs in Alexandria.

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