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Paternity Law

Paternity Lawyer in Albuquerque


Knowing the “paternity” (who is the biological father) of a child affects the father’s financial obligations and visitation and custody rights.  Paternity determinations and issues have long-term effects on all parties involved.  It is crucial to have a qualified legal professional who has your best interests in mind.

When Do You Need a Good Paternity Lawyer?

It is always ideal to try to resolve any issues with your spouse or partner without having to get attorneys involved, however disputes regarding paternity are especially difficult.  Most likely you will benefit from an experienced attorney to make sure your rights are protected.  Paternity issues are often emotional and contentious.  PJ Hartman has the knowledge, compassion, and experience to handle the most difficult and sensitive issues involving paternity.  When you and your spouse reach an impasse, an experienced attorney can represent your side and bring negotiating skills and in-depth knowledge of family law before the Court. 

Whether you are seeking to establish paternity and custody or are looking to disprove paternity, a qualified Albuquerque paternity lawyer specializing in family law can offer the kind of advantage you will need to present your case to the Court.

What is Presumptive Paternity?

When a child is born while a couple is married, it is presumed that they are the biological parents of that child.  The paternity of the child is often questioned when the child is born out of wedlock.  Fathers can request their names be listed on the birth certificate, a putative father registry or have a DNA test performed to confirm that they are/or are not the biological father.  It is imperative to act quickly and not put off your rights to establish paternity of a child.

How Does Paternity Affect Custody and Child Support? 

There is an expectation that biological parents who are divorcing or separating will be able to design a plan that will keep the children’s best interests and well-being in mind.  However, when it comes to child custody and support, negotiations often get very contentious due to conflicting interests between the parties.  PJ Hartman can work with you to establish a plan that reflects you and your children’s best interests, for both the short and long-term.

The Experienced Paternity Lawyer Albuquerque Relies On

​If you have questions regarding paternity lawyers in Albuquerque, reach out to the law office of PJ Hartman.  You will find a dedicated Albuquerque paternity lawyer who will advocate for you and your child’s best interests.  To schedule a consultation, call (505) 247-3335.


Practice Areas

Child Support and Parent’s Rights

According to the website of the New Mexico Human Services Department, paternity must be established…

Community Property Laws

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Family Law

PJ is passionate about helping families who are going through legal changes. She specializes in knowing…

Paternity Law

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Pre and Post Marital Agreements

TAt its heart, marriage is about love, sharing and commitment. It also involves the commingling of assets…

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2015 Mountain Rd NW,
Albuquerque, NM 87104