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Helping Parents Establish or Challenge Paternity

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 and protect your rights.

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

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:

Understanding the Options of Establishing 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. However, you may find that the other party is trying to get in the way of paternity proceedings, which is why having a South Shore paternity lawyer involved is essential.

The ways to establish paternity include:

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

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