A question some clients have is how to establish paternity for their child born outside of wedlock. This is important because it gives the child the same rights and benefits to children born to married couples. There are two ways to establish paternity in New York:
- Signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity Form
- Through a court-ordered genetic test
A Long Island Paternity Lawyer can help explain what is needed from the mother and the alleged father in order to establish paternity.
The Importance of Establishing Paternity from a Long Island Paternity Lawyer
There are many benefits for both the mother and father in establishing paternity. For the mother, she can receive child support and other assistance in raising the child. The father benefits from having a role in a child’s life and being named on the birth certificate.
The child also receives many benefits in establishing paternity with a Long Island Paternity Lawyer. For one, they may be able to receive insurance through the father’s health care plan should they need it.
If you need help establishing paternity, either as a single mother or a father who is being denied the right to see a child you believe is yours, an attorney at the Law Offices of Seidner & Associates can help. To speak with a Long Island Paternity Lawyer about your legal matter, contact us right away for a free consultation.