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Paternity Lawyer in Phoenix

Helping Clients across Maricopa County for 25+ Years

The Law Office of Steven N. Cole is a divorce and family law firm with more than two decades of experience in handling legal matters in Arizona. When you are facing divorce or another family law matter such as paternity, you need to ensure that your rights will be upheld and that you have an attorney on your side who can produce results. Our firm has achieved numerous favorable outcomes for our clients throughout our decades of service, and we implement these effective methods in each case we handle.

Establishing paternity can sometimes be a difficult process. Our firm provides effective representation; we are the right firm for your paternity case. Let us work with you to achieve the results you need.

What Is Paternity?

Paternity is a foundation of our society. Besides the emotional and social bonds created, the establishment of paternity brings with it legal rights and privileges for both the father and child.

The benefits of establishing paternity include:

  • Child support
  • Custody and visitation rights for the father
  • Medical history of the father for the benefit of the child

In Arizona, when a child is born to a married couple, the husband is presumed to be the father and paternity rights are easily established. For a child born out of wedlock, the father must sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity in order to be considered a legal parent.

Legal Needs for Paternity Claims

Simply declaring "It's a boy/girl!" is not enough to legally establish paternity. If an Acknowledgement of Paternity was not signed or allowed to be signed, the father must turn to the courts to uphold his legal parental rights. It's important for these rights to be recognized in order to be granted visitation and/or child custody rights.

The mother of a child dealing with a biological father who refuses to acknowledge their child must also seek the court's assistance. A qualified paternity lawyer in Phoenix could guide a mother through the process of attaining the legal rights of her and/or her child.

The rights of a mother or their child could include:

  • Child support
  • Medical benefits
  • Inheritance matters

If the mother wishes to put the child up for adoption, asserting paternity rights in a timely manner is crucial. An unmarried biological father may be unaware of the child's birth, or the mother may attempt to hinder the father from asserting his parentage. A mother may falsely declare a man to be the father, or the biological father may deny that he is the parent. Each of these situations requires astute and knowledgeable insight to resolve.

Contact Us for the Experienced Representation You Need

Being forced to defend yourself against a false paternity claim brings its own set of complications. It can be emotionally draining as well as financially threatening. Fraudulent accusations may have widespread and long-lasting effects. Having a Phoenix paternity attorney fighting alongside you can be beneficial for your fiscal and legal well-being.

At the Law Office of Steven N. Cole, we offer a free case evaluation so that you may learn more about your case, as well as how we would approach it. It is important that you have the resources at your disposal to effectively pursue the results you need, and we can help make this happen.

Contact us at (480) 725-3355for the experienced advocacy that you need on your side!

Why Choose Steven N. Cole?

Your Family Depends On It
  • Over 25 Years of Dedicated Divorce Representation

  • Rated Top Divorce Attorney in Phoenix by Avvo

  • Committed to Building Individual Client Relationships

  • The Latest Resources and Information on Family Law

  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available

  • Strong Client Testimonials & Online Reputation

  • Free Client Consultations & Case Evaluations

  • Legal Solutions Tailored to Your Unique Situation

Client Testimonials

Read What Former Clients Are Saying
  • “An attorney with results!”

    Former Client

  • “Vicki always is always so sweet and makes sure that she helps me also.”

    Christine S.

  • “He almost took it on a personal level to make sure things were done right and in a timely manner. ”

    Former Client

  • “He is the best and I'm confident you will get justice if you find yourself in a similar situation like I was.”


  • “I have been using Steve for 3 years now and his Firm is ...”

    Former Client

  • “Custody - Spousal Maintenance - RECOMMEND!!”


  • “His kindness, attention to detail, and persistence in all aspects, embody his genuine character and passion for success.”

    Dr. Mustafa

  • “Knowledgeable, experienced and gets it done.”


  • “Steven is professional, honest, listens, and answered all my questions promptly.”

    Stewart L.

  • “Steven and his office can remember your name first hand when you call and when you arrive at there office.”


  • “Aggressive, Up Front & Honest, Caring”

    Former Client

  • “I lucked out and picked the right attorney that matched my integrity.”

    David W.

  • “He handled my custody case with care.”


  • “His staff was easy to work with. Overall a great experience.”


  • “Excellent, really!”

    Former Client

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Our Commitment to Excellence

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Steven N. Cole. Top Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rating - Top Attorney - Divorce
  • Family Lawyers Assistance Project outstanding contributions 2015