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Helping Clients Establish Paternity in Suffolk & Nassau Counties
A child’s paternity is a concern that may arise in several areas of family law, including child custody, visitation, and child support. Paternity is the establishment or disestablishment of the legal relationship between a child and the father, which can be important when determining the father’s rights and responsibilities.
Benefits of Establishing Paternity
As a mother, establishing paternity can help you receive the necessary child support to properly care for your child. As a father, there are several reasons why you may want to seek paternity. When attempting to gain visitation or custodial rights, establishing that you are the legal father of the child has the potential to greatly improve your case. On the contrary, if you are currently paying child support, and question if the child is yours, establishing paternity can help you avoid the obligation of supporting a child to whom you have no legal responsibilities.