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Paternity or Father’s Rights


The relationship between a father and his child is unique and must be fostered. At Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC, we provide dedicated legal support to fathers and families involved in paternity issues. We understand and appreciate the importance of having your children in your life.

For more information, call our law office at 616-975-9951 / 877-975-9951 or contact us online.

Protecting Father’s Rights and Creating Family Tradition

We provide comprehensive legal services to fathers seeking to establish their parental rights:


Child custody — Physical custody is granted to the parent with whom a child will live. Legal custody is typically granted to both parents and allows them to participate in important decisions made on behalf of the child, including those involving education, religion and health matters. We help fathers assert their full child custody rights.


Parenting Time — Many fathers seek parenting time rights. However, the process of establishing these rights can prove complicated and lengthy. We work with fathers to establish their rights and strive to make this process as straightforward as possible.


Child support — One of the most contentious issues regarding father’s rights has to do with the payment of child support. We can address any issues and answer all questions regarding child support payments, amounts and modifications.


Paternity Tests: at a Mother or Father’s Request

In a marriage, a husband is presumed to be the father of any children born. However, in cases where the couple is unmarried and the identity of the father is unknown, it may be helpful and necessary to administer a paternity test.

Are you a father wishing to take a paternity test to establish your parental rights? Are you a mother who wants to legally determine the identity of your child’s father and obtain much-needed financial support? A paternity test can make it easier to resolve decisions about child support, custody, visitation and other related issues. Contact our attorneys to find out more.

Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC

825 Parchment Drive S.E. Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2382