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Having children outside of marriage has become an accepted alternative in today’s society. Indeed, more than half of births to American women under age thirty occur outside of marriage. Celebrities, athletes and couples from all walks of life have elected to have children without the formality of marriage. The Michigan Parentage Act seeks to address the rights and responsibilities of unmarried parents and their children by providing for recognition of a parent-child relationship as well as tackling the issues of support, custody and parenting time.

Varnum's family law attorneys are adept at handling contested as well as agreed paternity, support and custody matters with discretion and skill. Our experience in navigating complex parentage cases is unparalleled.

For more information, please contact either your Varnum attorney, or Mark Hills at 616/846-0687 or

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