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Paternity, Custody & Visitation

In an ideal world the first custody and visitation order will last until all your children are grown, but that’s not always possible. Circumstances and people change.

Whether this is the first-time determination or a modification, Lion Legal Services is your firm. 

We address direct and indirect issues such as new step-parents, parents moving, new half-siblings, different financial circumstances, and sobriety issues, to name just a few.

Paternity

In Arkansas, to officially determine paternity, when the mother and father are not married, a judge must sign an order. Listing the father on the birth certificate and the father signing an acknowledgment of paternity at the hospital are simply evidence to support that he is the father, not an official final determination. 

If you’re parents, but not married it is in everyone’s best interests to officially establish paternity in court. If you’re not together, then we can also decide custody and visitation and child support matters at the same time. 

Even if you’re living together in the same household, it is important that the father be established as the father officially as soon as possible. 

How Much Do Custody/support/paternity matters cost?

Our initial fee to handle a custody/support/paternity matter is $2500, plus out of pocket costs.

This fee includes all fact gathering, communication with you, opposing counsel and the court, advice and counsel, research, legal strategy, drafting, filing, serving, the contempt pleading or responding to the initial pleading, negotiations, culminating in a resolution of the matter without a contested hearing. 

 

 

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