Danvers Paternity Attorney
Legal Representation in Paternity Cases in North Shore Boston, Massachusetts
Paternity is often an issue where unmarried parents have a child in common. The establishment of paternity can lead to financial responsibilities as well as parental rights. An unmarried mother may wish to seek child support from the father to help pay for the child's expenses. An unmarried father who believes a child is not his may wish to establish that fact to avoid the financial obligation of court-ordered child support. An unmarried father may also wish to establish his parenthood in order to ensure an ongoing relationship with a child through custody or visitation rights.
If you need legal assistance in any paternity matter, whether as the father or the mother, we advise that you contact a Danvers divorce lawyer today. Our firm can provide the legal advice you need and help get you started on the process involved with proving or disproving paternity in connection with parental rights and obligations.
North Shore Boston Paternity Attorney
Paternity can be established through DNA testing. Once tests demonstrate the fact of parenthood or otherwise, our firm can take legal actions on your behalf in connection with the child involved. Another way to establish parentage of a child is for both parents to sign an Affidavit of Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage at the time the child is born. This allows the father's name to be listed on the child's birth certificate as well as giving him parental rights without the need of a paternity action.
If you have questions or concerns regarding any paternity matter in the North Shore Boston area, it is best to consult with an attorney at the firm in regards to the specifics of your situation.
Contact a North Shore Boston paternity lawyer at the firm for legal assistance with any paternity matter today.