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At the law office of Goldberg Sager & Associates, we understand that establishing paternity is important for the welfare of your child. Our paternity lawyers in Brooklyn recognize the stress of uncertainty. We have more than 50 years of combined experience assisting clients throughout New York, and we take great pride in helping clients resolve paternity disputes so they can move on with their lives and build a positive future for their family.
Establishing paternity with a petition to the court or an acknowledgment of paternity form is important for unwed couples if they separate and a parent seeks custody or child support. Both parents have rights, but an unmarried father can exercise them only if a court says so.
Consider the following important information regarding paternity in New York:
Paternity matters can be complicated by a divorce or separation. For questions or concerns related to these issues, seek help from a skilled lawyer.
Questions of paternity most often arise when a man is attempting to establish his right to visitation or a woman is trying to prove paternity to get the father to pay child support. Child support attorneys in Brooklyn can explain that establishing parentage grants parental rights to the recognized father and also makes certain the correct person is given responsibility for child support.
DNA testing technology has improved in recent years. A painless and easy swab of the inside of the cheek can hold the key to proving paternity. A member of our firm can explain the DNA testing process and help you request that a test be performed. Once the process of establishing paternity has been completed, speak to a Brooklyn child custody lawyer to address matters related to support and custody.