For parents who are unmarried, it is important to make sure that paternity is established as soon as possible so issues such as child custody, visitation and child support can be resolved in accordance with New York state family law.
At Hobika Law Firm, our Utica law firm has been helping parents with paternity issues for more than 50 years. Our lawyers know what it takes to be successful in this area of law and take pride in our ability to achieve efficient resolutions to these often difficult cases.
Paternity Issues For Mothers
Paternity is important for making sure you have the resources you need to provide your child the financial support he or she needs. If you are seeking to have child support payments started, it will be necessary to establish paternity.
Paternity Issues For Fathers
Whether you want to establish a visitation schedule or you wish to have equal parenting time, the key is establishing paternity. If you don’t establish paternity and prove that you are meeting your child support obligations, you will not be granted visitation with your children.
Paternity Is Not Assumed If You Are Unmarried
When a married woman gives birth, the husband is automatically thought to be the father. This is not the case when an unmarried woman gives birth. That is where paternity comes into the picture, and that is also where we can help you the most.