What Do I Need to Know About a Child Custody (Paternity) Matter?

If you are not married to the parent of your child, then you have a child custody (or paternity) matter. With the exception of alimony, personal property, real property and debts (these issues are not addressed in a child custody case), a child custody case is handled in the same manner as a divorce case. Please review the divorce information presented above and the Overview of the Litigation Process" tab of this website for additional information.