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Darryn L. Duchon - Indianapolis, Indiana Paternity Law ● Parents' Rights

Contact Indianapolis attorney Darryn Duchon for advice and representation concerning your rights and obligations concerning a child of unmarried parents. If you're a mother seeking an order establishing paternity of your child, he can show you how you can obtain and enforce an order of child support under the Indiana Child Support Guidelines.

If you're a father recently served with an order for child support, Indianapolis paternity lawyer Darryn Duchon can help you disprove paternity if you believe the paternity order is invalid. If the paternity DNA test results indicate that you're the father, he can assist you with the following issues:

  • Make sure that your income is not overstated, nor the mother's income understated, in determining your support obligation under the guidelines
  • Modify your child support obligation to reflect substantial changes in the income of either the mother or yourself
  • Address driver's license or professional license problems related to unpaid child support arrearages
  • Stabilize your access to your child and your involvement in his or her life by obtaining an order for parenting time, visitation, or even primary custody

An order for paternity will impose child support obligations on an unmarried father, but will not assure the father of any paternity rights to visitation or parenting time in Indiana. If you want to have an active role in your child's development, you need to get a court order that will establish your right to fixed visitation and shared legal custody. With that order in place, you'll have a voice in all of the important decisions concerning your child's education, medical treatment, religious training, and welfare.

In situations where a mother is planning to give her unborn child up for adoption, the father must claim paternity rights by filing a paternity petition within 30 days of receiving notice of the mother's intent. Failure to file for paternity within those 30 days results in the loss of a father's right to claim paternity. Darryn Duchon has also defended parents in contested adoptions to prevent a child from being adopted by a non-parent.

For more information about Indianapolis paternity lawyer Darryn Duchon's ability to advise and represent you in paternity proceedings and parent's rights issues, contact his Indianapolis office. Evening and Saturday Hours Available.

Indianapolis paternity lawyer Darryn L. Duchon represents clients in paternity and parent's rights actions under Indiana paternity law, including child support, establishing paternity through DNA testing, and resolving questions concerning child custody, visitation, and parenting time in Marion County, Hamilton County, Boone County, Hendricks County, Morgan County, Johnson County, Shelby County, Hancock County, Danville, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Pendleton, Greenwood, Avon, Zionsville, Beech Grove, and Carmel IN.

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