Establishing Paternity in New York
Long Island Family Law Attorney
Paternity refers to the legal process of determining the identity of a
biological father through biological testing. Because the courts typically
presume that a child's father is the man married to the child's
mother or the man who was married to her when she was pregnant, establishing
paternity will be crucial to legally solidify this presumption, particularly
in cases in which a child is born to parents who are not married. Once
paternity has been determined, the family courts will be able to award
and / or order child support obligations, child custody rights, or parenting
Benefits to Establishing Paternity Include:
- Closure and peace of mind
- Granting of a father's rights
- Ability to request visitation or custody rights
- Allows fathers to remain actively involved in the development of their children
- Children can enjoy being raised and supported by both parents
Our firm maintains an exclusive focus on handling complex
family law matters. Because we are selective with our case load, we are able to foster
a close-knit environment where our clients can feel comfortable and secure.
Our professional and compassionate lawyers work around the clock to ensure
the most timely and cost-effective result for your entire family.
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recognized expert on complex child custody and parenting issues,
Attorney John Virdone completely understands the serious nature of paternity issues. Although
the benefits of establishing paternity can be reaped by both mothers and
fathers, children will arguably experience myriad benefits as well.
Establishing your role as a father in your child's life can help foster
a healthy relationship with your child. At the same time, however, approaching
sensitive issues incorrectly or hastily could cause a rift of anger, bitterness,
or resentment between members of a family.
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free consultation with our professional team, call our offices today and speak with a compassionate
member of our firm. We would be happy to listen to you describe your circumstances
in a confidential and non-confrontational setting. Once we understand
the particulars of your case, our family law attorneys on Long Island
can inform you of how we plan to use our years of experience and legal
knowledge to your benefit.