Finding and retaining a lawyer can be a very expensive process. Stabile & Moshtael are cost conscious and strive to offer affordable, fair rates to all of our clients. In many cases there may not be access to sufficient funds and assets during the course of a divorce. In these cases a spouse may be entitled to a contribution from their spouse to cover the cost of legal fees. Our attorneys can help you obtain fees to provide you with fair and qualified representation throughout your divorce.
Disputing and Establishing Parentage, Paternity.
Paternity actions are actions where you establish parentage, for example a man filing a complaint and asking the court to establish that he is the father because the mother is denying access to the children. Another example is a mother wanting to establish that someone is the father of her child. A paternity action is an action not only to determine who the child’s parents are, but they also have the components of child support, child custody, child visitations, and attorney’s fees tied to them. The only difference between someone in a Dissolution or Legal Separation with a child versus someone who is not in a Dissolution or Legal Separation but is in a paternity action and has a kid, is the fact that in one scenario they got married and in another they did not. The fact that they got or they did not get married does not impact their rights as a parent to determine custody and child support.