When a child is born outside of marriage, paternity must be established before any rights to visitation or child support will be awarded. At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., our lawyers help mothers and fathers throughout New York City, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx establish paternity and protect their rights as parents.
Establishing Paternity – NYC Attorneys Helping Parents Enforce Their Children’s Rights
At Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., we believe every parent should have the right to be involved in his or her child’s life. When children are born outside of a marriage, it may be necessary for fathers to establish their paternity via a paternity test in order for the courts to recognize their right to parenting time with their child.
Our seasoned family law attorneys have helped many fathers establish the legal paternity of their children and obtain joint custody orders and visitation schedules that allow them to bond with their children and establish important father-child relationships.
Every child has the right to receive financial support from both parents. Our family law attorneys help mothers establish the paternity of their children to enforce federally mandated child support obligations.
Helping Men Throughout New York Disprove Paternity
When children are born to unwed mothers, paternity must be established before child support obligations can be awarded. However, husbands are presumed to be the fathers of their wives children.
Sometimes, men doubt the paternity of children the mother claims is theirs. When this is the case, our attorneys help men dispute paternity claims and avoid paying support for children that are not theirs. This must be done as soon as the man suspects that the child is not his. A delay may constitute a waiver of the right to a paternity test.