Ensuring That Your Parental Rights Are Protected
Establishing paternity is often a fairly simple process. In many cases, all it takes is for the father to acknowledge fatherhood and sign the appropriate documents. Of course, when fatherhood is disputed, the case may become more complex, and DNA tests may be required. I am an experienced lawyer who can guide both mothers and fathers through the process of paternity actions.
For more than 30 years, I have dedicated my practice to the area of family law and the representation of unmarried mothers and fathers throughout Metro Boston and the surrounding areas of Massachusetts. At the Law Office of Ronald M. Stone, I pride myself on my comprehensive understanding of state laws and how they apply to each family’s situation. Let me use my experience, knowledge and passion for justice to help you establish paternity and protect your parental rights.
Paternity Actions For Mothers
For mothers, paternity actions are the first step on the path to establishing the right to ask the father for child support. Of course, by establishing this right, you are also giving the father the right to seek child custody and child visitation arrangements. I will work closely with you to make certain that the steps you are taking are the right steps for you and your child. You can trust me to guide you in the right direction.
Paternity Actions For Fathers
It is very important for Massachusetts fathers to understand that paternity is not automatically established at the time of a child’s birth unless the father is named on the child’s birth certificate and/or the child’s biological parents are married. In cases where the mother is married to another man, this can create complex situations because the married man is considered the legal father until the biological father establishes paternity.
In addition to giving the child access to important health history and financial support, paternity actions are also the first step on the path to establishing the right to ask for child custody and child visitation arrangements.
At the Law Office of Ronald M. Stone, I will answer your questions quickly and in an easy-to-understand manner. I will talk to you about your options and give you the guidance you need to take the right next steps in your quest to establish paternity and enforce your parental rights. I can handle simple to complex paternity cases involving disputes over fatherhood during marriages as well as allegations of adultery. My 30 years of experience and litigation experience are crucial in ensuring that challenging cases get resolved quickly, amicably and in the best interests of the child.