The importance of
determining paternity
A paternity action establishes the parentage of a child.
Establishing parentage means determining who are the legal
parents of a child. Parentage must be established before a
court can order visitation, custody, or child support for a child
whose parents were unmarried at the time of his or her birth.
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Community Property A paternity action establishes the parentage of a child.
Establishing parentage means determining who are the legal
parents of a child. Parentage must be established before a
court can order visitation, custody, or child support for a child
whose parents were unmarried at the time of his or her birth.
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Custody and visitation rights Divorce is confusing and emotional, especially when children are involved.
The process of custody & visitation can include mediation, evaluation,
and litigation. Using our expertise, we guide our clients through this
difficult process.
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Bawden & Kochis Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Bawden & Kochis, are family law attorneys specializing in divorce, legal separation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence and community property. Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis have a combined experience of over 40 years in family law.Whether you are interested in a premarital agreement, mediation, filing for divorce, finally getting your child support, or determining the paternity of your child, Bawden & Kochis prove that fierce litigation and experience gets the best advice for the best results. Simply call to set your initial conference.

Family Law Attorneys

Why Choose Us?​

We understand that family law is complex and unfamiliar to those outside of the legal profession. Our goal is to place the client first and provide aggressive, no nonsense, quality legal representation at an affordable price. While we gear the conduct of legal matters toward early resolution and…

Free Education: Divorce Steps

The following is a summary of steps that will take place concerning a dissolution of marriage action. Please be aware that not all of the issues addressed may apply to your particular case. Once the Petition for Dissolution has been filed and served, the following orders are in effect and apply to both you and your spouse. Restraining …

Free Education: Attorney Interview

You have made the painful decision to file for divorce. You’re at a loss as to how to move forward with this decision. We recommend that you personally interview an attorney with intentional questions that will educate you to know the specific philosophy and goals of a prospective law firm. The right attorney choice will make a huge difference...

Introduction to Bawden and Kochis

Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis introduce themselves and their approach to family law. Meet their staff, see their office and learn why Bawden & Kochis are different than other attorneys.

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