Hingham Paternity Lawyer

Helping Parents Establish or Challenge Paternity in Newton & South Shore

When a child is born to two people who are married, the law typically assumes that they are the parents. However, if a child is born to unmarried parents or to a mother who is no longer in connection with the father, paternity becomes a more complex subject. 

Proving that someone is the biological father of your child or establishing paternity can be stressful and often bring up emotional feelings. Let one of our compassionate Hingham paternity attorneys at Kellem✶Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group, P.C. represent you. We will fight to protect your rights.

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Common Reasons to Establish Paternity

There are many different reasons why one or both parents may want to establish paternity. 

In many cases, this is requested by a mother who wants the father to commit to child support payments. Other times, the father may want to prove their paternity so they can petition for child custody or visitation rights.

The Rights or Obligations That May Come With Establishing Paternity Include:

To learn about how paternity works in Massachusetts, call our firm now at (781) 304-4001 or contact us online.

How to Establish Paternity

There are multiple different ways that paternity can be established, depending on the circumstances. The best-case scenario is that both parties are on board and want to establish paternity for legal purposes. 

You may find, however, that the other party is trying to get in the way of paternity proceedings. In these cases, it is best to have a Hingham paternity lawyer on your side. It may even be essential.

The Ways to Establish Paternity Include:

  • Being married at the time of the birth
  • Completing the legitimation process
  • Obtaining a court order
  • Acknowledging paternity
  • Obtaining an administrative order of paternity

Understanding the Importance of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity is a crucial legal step for both parents and children. It provides legal recognition of the father-child relationship, which can have significant implications for child support, custody, visitation rights, and inheritance. Our experienced Hingham paternity attorneys at Kellem Mahoney Family Law & Mediation Group, P.C. understand the complexities of paternity cases and can guide you through the process with compassion and expertise.

Benefits of establishing paternity include:

  • Access to medical history and benefits
  • Legal rights for the child to inherit from the father
  • Emotional and psychological benefits for the child
  • Potential eligibility for social security, veteran's benefits, and inheritance rights

Whether you need to establish or challenge paternity, our team is dedicated to protecting the best interests of you and your child. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your paternity case.

We truly care about providing you with the attentive representation you need. Contact our firm online now to discuss your paternity case with our lawyers in Newton, Hingham, and the South Shore. Call our firm now at (781) 304-4001 

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