Determining Paternity

Determining Paternity in Ontario

Ontario’s Family Law Act presumes that a male is the father of a child if at the time of the child’s birth the male is married to the mother of a child, or if he has lived with the mother in a relationship of permanence.

In cases where a couple is not married, do not live together, or there is a refusal to acknowledge paternity, a court application seeking a declaration of paternity can be brought.

However, there is a process for disputing paternity. Through blood and DNA testing, our law firm can help you accurately determine paternity and all related legal issues such as parental decision-making, parenting time, and child support.

Ontario Fathers’ Rights

At The Law Office of Thomas J. MacLennan, we stay current on the latest laws and landmark cases involving fathers’ rights in Ontario. We fight for equal parenting rights for fathers, and fair custody and access arrangements. Too often during a divorce, one parent turns a child against the other parent — commonly referred to as parental alienation. Thomas J. MacLennan will work to end the conflict between you and your former spouse and to create a positive parenting arrangement for your children.

In Ontario, courts have not been consistent in their approach to paternity cases, especially those involving paternity fraud. This is why it is especially important to hire a lawyer who has experience in this unique area of family law.

At The Law Office of Thomas J. MacLennan, we bring a sense of calm and rationality to legal issues. We approach every case with a strong focus on client attention, responsiveness, and respect. Contact a highly knowledgeable Toronto paternity lawyer through our online form or call 416-591-1354 to arrange a consultation.