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Establishing Paternity in Massachusetts

Paternity is the legal acknowledgement of the parental relationship between a father and a child. When a child is born to a woman who is married to a man, the man is presumed to be the father. In the case of a child being born out of wedlock, however, the parents may need to ask the court to determine paternity of a father.

Why is establishing paternity important in Massachusetts?
As the father of a child born outside of a marital relationship, establishing paternity allows you to experience the rights and joys of fatherhood. In addition, paternity protects your rights in a custody situation and may ensure your ability to have a say in the major decisions concerning the life of your child. As a mother, establishing paternity is important because it means that the father of your child will be held financially responsible for his or her upbringing.

How do I begin the process of establishing paternity?
If you are seeking to establish paternity over your child and obtain visitation and/or custody rights then you may need to file an application with the court. This can be a difficult process. Without the proper legal representation you could be denied paternity and all of the rights and benefits that come with it, so it is important for you to seek assistance from a dedicated Salem divorce attorney as soon as possible

Fighting for Your Rights

At KRP Law, LLC, our team is dedicated to helping clients protect their rights. My name is Attorney Kevin Prendergast and I have more than 15 years of legal experience behind me. I am passionate about protecting the interests of my clients and I am prepared to put that passion and dedication to work for you benefit and for the benefit of your loved ones. I can stand up for you and help you establish your paternal rights. Learn more when you contact KRP Law, LLC today for a free case evaluation at my Salem, MA law office.

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