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Franklin Paternity Lawyers

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If you are seeking to establish paternity for your child, we can help guide you through the process. Paternity issues are often sensitive , but it is important for the child to have a legal relationship with both parents. This is not only important for his or her social identity, but for legal reasons as well. Find out more about establishing paternity by calling Franklin family lawyers.

In Tennessee, paternity can be established in one of two ways:

  • Voluntarily: The parties can enter into an agreement establishing paternity.
  • Involuntarily: In some cases paternity is not agreed upon, and the Court can order a DNA test to verify paternity. Once the DNA has been tested and the parentage of the father is confirmed, the court will issue an order to add the father's name to the child's birth certificate.

Need help verifying paternity? Call (615) 645-1388 for a consultation.

Importance of Establishing Paternity

When you legally establish paternity, your child can access the father's family medical history, medical insurance, veteran's benefits, social security benefits, inheritance, and more. The father is also able to begin cultivating a relationship with your child. This is crucial to the healthy emotional, physical, and social development of a child. If the parties cannot agree on a parenting schedule the Court will establish one.

Learn more about establishing paternity by talking to us.

Your Franklin Family Lawyer

Meet Attorney Diane Crosier

Serving the people of Tennessee since 1992, Diane is known for compassionate, skilled representation. She is dedicated to excellence in her field and has undergone additional high-level training to earn and maintain her listing as a Rule 31 Mediator. This means she is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, helping families stay out of court and amicably resolve their issues.

Diane is also backed by years of trial-tested counsel. If your case does move to court, she is prepared to fully protect your interests. Her reputation has led to her being voted into the “10 Best Family Lawyers" by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This is just one testament to her commitment to client satisfaction, her sterling reputation in the legal community, and her industry leading insight.

Trusted Franklin Family Law Attorney

Meet Attorney Jill Hudson

Jill is a family law advocate, seeking to resolve family law concerns with an aggressive approach and a compassionate heart. After earning her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law, Jill embarked on her impressive legal career in fighting on behalf of those who need their voice to be heard by the legal system.

Not only has Jill previously worked as Deputy Director for the Tennessee Association for Justice, as well as the Director of Communications at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, she was also selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ each year from 2017 to 2022. Her track record of success and advocacy in an effort to fight for the justice her clients deserve are a source of comfort for those she represents. With Jill on your side, you can rest assured you are in the hands of a Franklin family lawyer who will construct a highly-personalized course of action for your particular case.

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