Protecting Your Interests in Madison WI Paternity Cases
Ryan, a 36-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative from Monona, Dane County, Wisconsin, faced the challenge of paternity claims involving potential child support obligations and custody rights for two children, aged 7 and 5. With concerns about protecting his rights during the process, Ryan sought the assistance of experienced Madison paternity lawyers, like Attorney Kathleen O. Curran, in navigating the complex family court procedures of Dane County.
Living a busy life while renting a townhome in Monona (a city near Madison, Wisconsin), Ryan found his world turned upside down when a former romantic partner informed him that he may be the biological father of her two children. As the mother started requesting child support, Ryan faced uncertainties about the paternity of the children and concerns surrounding potential child support obligations and custody rights. Beyond the obvious financial aspects of the situation, Ryan felt the emotional challenge of possibly becoming an involved father while navigating the legal processes necessary to determine and protect his rights.
Recognizing the complexities of the family court legal procedures specific to Dane County, Attorney Curran utilized her knowledge and insights from over a decade of experience to navigate the process on behalf of Ryan. Guiding her client through the intricacies of the local legal system, she worked to understand and address Ryan's unique concerns to protect his rights during the paternity process.
To resolve Ryan's concerns, Attorney Curran followed the required steps in the Dane County family court:
- Establishing Paternity – The first step in addressing Ryan's concerns was to determine paternity through DNA testing. This test would prove the biological relationship between the possible father and the children.
- Initiating a Child Support Proceedings – If the DNA test confirmed Ryan as the children's father, Attorney Curran would initiate child support proceedings, considering factors such as income, expenses, and the needs of the children.
- Addressing Custody or Visitation Rights – Concurrently with child support proceedings, Attorney Curran would explore her client's rights and interests in securing custody or visitation rights, considering the best interests of the children at every stage of the process.
Navigating the local family court rules and procedures, understanding legal possibilities, and empathizing with clients during difficult family matters are key areas in which Attorney Kathleen O. Curran at Sterling Lawyers, LLC provides indispensable assistance. With a record of successfully guiding clients through complex legal matters, she ensures that clients' rights are protected, and their time and resources are not wasted on missteps or redos. Tackling the family court process alone can add emotional stress, confusion, and frustration to an already challenging situation, possibly resulting in negative consequences extending for years or decades.
Having the support of an experienced individual like Attorney Kathleen O. Curran can make all the difference in protecting your rights and successfully navigating the complex family court system.
The names and scenarios in this article have been altered to maintain attorney-client privilege. This story illustrates the types of matters that Attorney Kathleen O. Curran at Sterling Lawyers, LLC handles. For privacy reasons, we never talk about the outcome of the case.