Paternity

Arizona DNA Test Attorneys

At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, we use years of experience to help mothers and fathers achieve the best possible results in paternity actions. Located in Phoenix, we have the capacity to handle a wide range of related matters as well — matters like visitation with a child and child support payments.

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When Fathers Seek Paternity

When a child is born outside of a marriage and the father’s name is not on the birth certificate, the father may not have any enforceable legal rights to custody and visitation with the child until paternity is established.

At the Law Office of Karen Schoenau, we help fathers establish their right to custody and visitation by filing successful paternity actions. Recognizing that each family’s situation is unique, we represent mothers in paternity actions as well. We have the experience to succeed in these matters.

Paternity and Child Support

In some cases, paternity must be established before a child support order can be granted and enforced. Attorney Karen Schoenau can help guide clients through the process and act forcefully to protect their interests.

Lawyers who can Answer Your Paternity Questions

If you have questions about paternity in Arizona, you can find nearly unlimited information on the Internet. But the best way to get real answers about how the law applies to you is to talk with an attorney. Contact attorney Karen Schoenau by calling 480-209-1918 or toll free at 888-453-1437.

Client Reviews
Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
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Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
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Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
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Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
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Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna
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