Scientific evidence has made determining paternity much easier, but there are still significant hurdles to clear before paternity can be legally established. For example, if a child is born to a lawfully married couple, then a legal presumption exists that a child born during the marriage is the natural child of the married couple. This presumption can only be overcome by initiating a paternity proceeding and presenting clear and convincing evidence to the court that the child is in fact someone else’s child. This evidence generally comes in the form of scientific evidence. Other issues arising in paternity cases are: retroactive and future child support payments, medical expenses, custody, and visitation. Our experienced family law attorneys can help you navigate through these complex legal issues.