Bronx Paternity Lawyer
Establishing Paternity? We Can Help!
Empire Law offers compassionate and supportive legal guidance for any family law matter. We understand that your children come first at all times. Not only is it your responsibility to care for children as the legal father, it also a right.
Unfortunately, for some couples, the law does not assume that you are the father of the children. This means that the courts cannot enforce child support payments, nor can they acknowledge the traditional roles of paternity.
To learn more about establishing paternity in New York, don't hesitate to contact us today.
Why Is Establishing Paternity Important?
Once paternity has been established, both unmarried parents are given the same rights as parents who are married. The child benefits immensely from paternity establishment, knowing that he or she will receive emotional support and financial assistance. It also gives the father many legal rights, such as the right for the child to take his last name.
The other benefits of establishing paternity include:
- Parents get to share responsibility for parenting
- The children can benefit from both parents’ financial security
- The children can receive medical insurance under the father
- The right to have the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate
- The right to child custody and visitation rights
By establishing paternity, you are also taking on the legal responsibility of being involved in the child’s life. Otherwise, the courts cannot grant you the right to visitation or custody. You have the chance to make critical decisions about the child’s livelihood, including where they will live, where they will attend school, religious preferences, and extracurricular activities as well. Our attorneys understand how important it is for you to be part of your child’s life.
Get a Trusted Attorneys on Your Case!
Our experienced Bronx paternity attorneys offers high-quality, professional, and friendly legal counsel. He works with clients one-on-one to familiarize himself with the situation and help them find an outcome that suits their family’s needs. With more than a decade of experience in family law and intimate knowledge of the local court systems in the Bronx community, you can find some comfort knowing that you have a knowledgeable and caring advocate by your side.
Looking to establish paternity? When you are ready, give us a call to request a free case evaluation.