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Paternity actions can be pursued by either the mother or the father. One of the parents or someone else appointed by the court essentially files suit on behalf of the child or children to establish paternity. Paternity actions can be used to establish custody and child support rights. Generally, a father files a paternity action to establish their right to interact with and make decisions regarding the child. Mothers generally file paternity lawsuits in order to obtain child support payments from an absent father.

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Documentation of Post-Secondary Education Okay

Statute requires child to show post-secondary education hours taken, and grades made, to continue support.


Modification of Maintenance Affirmed

Circuit court did not exceed Court of Appeals’ mandate by determining wife’s finances, on which statute required an examination of husband’s ability to pay, which supported an adjustment to child support award.  Read more...

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