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The Right Protections For Your Family

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There are times when it may be necessary to preserve certain relationships or care for a loved one by legally establishing paternity or a guardianship. The family law attorneys at Alcorn, Sage, Schwartz & Magrath LLP help individuals and families throughout Madison address the specific needs unique to their family situation. We can help you pursue thoughtful solutions that will protect your interests and those of your loved ones.

Establishing paternity may be necessary for Indiana parents who were never married. Some families may need to establish guardianship to protect the needs of loved ones, such as incapacitated adults or minor children. Whatever your needs may be, it is in your interests to have the support of a lawyer who knows the law and is committed to your best interests.

When Is It Necessary To Establish Paternity?

A paternity action may be necessary in cases in which the biological father was not married to the mother at the time the child was born. Even a signed paternity affidavit does not establish paternity or establish parental rights for an unmarried biological father. Establishing paternity would give the father certain visitation rights, as well as clearly establish financial responsibility for the child. We help both fathers and mothers navigate this sensitive issue and take the legal steps necessary for their unique situation.

The Benefits Of Guardianship

Guardianship is a process of securing the right to care for another person by making decisions on his or her behalf, managing finances, and doing other things in his or her interests. You may need to seek guardianship to care for a vulnerable adult family member, minor child who needs care, or other person who needs specific types of support. It is not always easy to secure a guardianship, but our experienced team can help you traverse this complex process.

We Offer The Support You Need

Family law issues can be confusing. Our team will listen carefully to your concerns, identify the appropriate course of action, and help you proceed toward your objectives. Your initial evaluation is always free. Make an appointment for your confidential consultation by calling 812-801-4760 or emailing us.