There's a presumption that a man is the father of a child if:
In Ohio, the legal relationship between a parent and child extends equally to all parents and all children, regardless of the parents' marital status.
Private Mediation is an alternative to the adversarial court process (litigation) when ending their marriage or relationship.
A collaborative process is one in which the couple and their respective lawyers meet together to resolve issues using interest-based negotiation techniques, with the goal of, ultimately, ending the marriage through a dissolution, rather than a divorce.
Other couples use mediation. In mediation, a single neutral lawyer helps the couple have constructive conversations to see if there is enough common ground to reach an agreement as to all the issues that need to be decided.
These non-court processes can be used to resolve financial issues including the allocation of assets and debts, spousal support and child support, and can be used to resolve issues relating to children as well. Couples often find that these processes offer them more control over their own futures and more creativity in the options they explore.