Paternity Suit in Lithuania

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Vytaute was so professional and really clear explaining the situation and the way forward with our case. She was reassuring and provided us with the answers to all our questions.
Stuart Duffy
Stuart Duffy
26 Sep 2023

Service Details

Paternity Suit

This service is available across Lithuania

Who Is This Service For?

This service caters to individuals in Lithuania needing legal resolution in paternity matters. 

It's crucial for parents seeking legal acknowledgment of a child's paternity, individuals disputing paternity claims, and those involved in inheritance or custody disputes requiring paternity verification.

Who Is This Service For?

Useful Information

In Lithuania, paternity suits and the procedures for establishing or contesting paternity are governed by the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos civilinis kodeksas) and specific provisions under the Family Law:

  • Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity: The Civil Code allows for the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, where a man can acknowledge his paternity of a child at any civil registry office. This is a straightforward process when there is mutual agreement between the parents regarding the paternity of the child.
  • Judicial Establishment of Paternity: If paternity is not acknowledged voluntarily, the mother of the child, the child themselves (upon reaching the age of majority), or the man who believes he is the father can initiate a paternity suit in court to establish paternity judicially. This legal action is available when there is a dispute or uncertainty regarding the paternity of a child.
  • Use of DNA Testing: Modern DNA testing plays a critical role in paternity suits, providing scientific evidence that can establish paternity with a high degree of certainty. Courts in Lithuania can order DNA tests to resolve paternity disputes.
  • Legal Effects of Established Paternity: Once paternity is established, it carries significant legal consequences, including the father's obligation to provide for the child, inheritance rights, and the child's right to know their parentage. Additionally, it affects custody and visitation rights.
  • Contesting Paternity: The Civil Code also provides a mechanism for contesting an established paternity if new evidence suggests that the previously established paternity is incorrect. This is important for protecting the rights of all parties involved.
  • Time Limits: There are specific time limits for initiating paternity suits, which are designed to balance the interests of the child with the stability of familial relationships.
Useful Information

Process: Our Approach


  • Initial Legal Consultation: Discuss the case specifics and legal options.
  • Filing the Suit: Preparation and submission of the paternity suit in a Lithuanian court.
  • DNA Testing: Arranging and presenting DNA test results as evidence.
  • Court Hearings: Representation and advocacy in court proceedings.
  • Resolution: Achieving a legal determination of paternity.
Process: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Experienced Legal Expertise: Skilled in Lithuanian family law and paternity cases.
  • Personalised Representation: Our legal strategies are adapted for each client's situation.
  • Confidential Handling: Sensitive and private management of personal information.
  • Comprehensive Support: Assistance through every step of the legal process.
  • Result-Oriented Approach: Focused on achieving favourable outcomes for clients.
Advantages of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Expert legal consultation and representation in paternity disputes.
  • Guidance through Lithuania's legal system for paternity issues.
  • Assistance in DNA testing and evidence presentation.
  • Support in negotiations and legal proceedings.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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