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Syracuse NY Paternity Lawyer

For Legal Counsel and Representation in Paternity Actions in New York, Contact Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.

When a child is born out of wedlock, parents are advised to get paternity legally established as soon as possible. Married or not, mothers and fathers owe it to their children to watch out for their children's best interests both short term and long term.

  • A mother may need paternity established to apply for economic assistance and/or to pursue child support from the father.
  • A father may wish to have his paternity established in order to have custody or visitation rights.
  • When a private adoption is contemplated, paternity will need to be established to enable the father to agree to termination of parental rights.
  • A putative father (a man alleged to be the father) who wishes to determine for sure if the child is his may request that DNA testing prove or disprove paternity.
  • A child's future may be greatly affected by the lack of established paternity-legally clarifying half of his or her entire family tree. Rumors alone will not protect a child's inheritance rights.
  • A husband who is convinced that a child born of his wife is not his, and who wishes to avoid paying child support after a divorce or separation, needs to bring the matter before a family court promptly. Otherwise, a paternity action years down the road may not eliminate his child support responsibilities.

Whatever your family circumstances or your relationship to a child born outside of marriage, you are welcome to contact Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C., to schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding a paternity matter. Learn what you need to know about aspects of paternity actions such as:

Contact a Lawyer at Our Syracuse Family Law Firm

To schedule a consultation with an attorney regarding a New York paternity action, contact our firm at 315-849-2319. We offer evening and weekend appointments and, if you decide to hire Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C., for your family law representation, we will credit the fee for your initial consultation to your account.

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Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.
State Tower Building, 109 South Warren Street, Suite 510 Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-849-2319 Toll Free: 888-752-2095 Fax: 315-422-6360
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