Paternity Rights: Why You Need an Attorney
It is a very common misconception that people have that paternity is only established so that child support can be determined. While this is one thing that does occur when paternity has been confirmed, it is also about providing the father with specific rights concerning his child.
Any man that has fathered a child has the right to be a part of that child’s life. Unless that man has signed away his rights, when paternity has been established he has the right to visitation and to be a part of the decision-making process when it comes to the upbringing of the child. This applies to both formerly married and unmarried individuals.
For some people this can become an issue. Personal differences or lifestyles may clash between the two parents and an agreement cannot be easily made between the two concerning the child. When this happens, it is in the best interest of all parties involved to contact our family lawyers in Garden City NY to help the parties come up with the right family plan that is most beneficial to the child.
Fass and Greenberg are family lawyers in Garden City NY that have dedicated their practice to helping families face their many different legal issues. Some of these issues include paternity, child custody, and child support issues. Each attorney at the firm understands how important these issues are to the family and will provide compassionate legal representation to each client. To schedule a consultation, contact our office today.