New York Paternity Rights
If you need an attorney’s advice about your rights and obligations as an unmarried parent, contact experienced Rochester Family Law Attorney Michael D. Schmitt. We advise and represent mothers and fathers on aspects of New York paternity rights, from the determination of disputed paternity through a DNA test to liability for unpaid child support. We also advise unmarried fathers about their rights to custody and visitation. Call our office today for a free consultation.
New York Paternity Rights | Legal Responsibility
The legal responsibility to support a child begins with the determination of paternity. Some unmarried fathers acknowledge the parent-child relationship at birth while others aren’t recognized as biological fathers until a court order is issued establishing them as the father.
New York Paternity Rights | Custody
Once paternity is established, a father can get the same legal or physical custody rights and regular visitation as a divorced or separated parent, but it’s usually necessary to go to court to obtain official recognition of these rights. In some cases, it’s possible to negotiate arrangements with the child’s mother and present the agreement in court for approval. In other situations, however, you’ll need a court order over the other parent’s objections to establish a secure right of visitation or custody
Are you or a loved one facing a paternity matter in New York? Contact experienced Rochester paternity lawyer Michael D. Schmitt for a free confidential consultation. Let his experience work for you.
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