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Establishing Paternity to Protect Parental Rights

When a couple is married, the husband is presumed to be the father of any children born during that union. When parents are unwed, however, a paternity determination is necessary to protect the interests of everyone involved. Before addressing issues of child support, child visitation or custody, the paternity of a child must be established.

The lawyers at Kelton & Teichner have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of parents in Queens and Nassau counties. Whether you are a mother or a father, our goal is to find a lasting solution to meet the needs of you and your child now and in the years to come.

Because adversarial battles seldom benefit anyone in a family law dispute, we will always work to achieve a sensible solution without going to trial. We are also skilled advocates. If trial is necessary, we will fight rigorously to protect your interests.

Attorneys Who Work to Ensure Accurate DNA Testing

A paternity determination serves two functions. For unwed mothers, establishing paternity is the first step toward obtaining child support to help with care of their child. For fathers, it is essential for establishing their right to child custody and visitation.

While DNA testing is the preferred method, it is important that the DNA tests are reliable and administered accurately. Our attorneys will work to ensure that your DNA tests are performed properly. As soon as paternity has been established, we will guide you through the appropriate next courses of action.

Contact a New York Paternity Determination Attorney

If you would like help with your family law matter, contact our Queens attorneys by phone at 800-419-7751 or email. Your first consultation is on us. Se habla español.

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