Boston Paternity Lawyers
Our Boston paternity lawyers can assist a mother seeking acknowledgement of obligations, or a father who wants to know his child and take responsibility. Our family law practice is extremely balanced in advocacy for mothers’ and fathers’ rights, with our attorneys holding the view that, under all but extreme circumstances, children benefit greatly from the involvement of both parents.
Skilled Representation of Fathers Who Want Visitation Rights
The Department of Revenue handles representation of most women with paternity and child support claims against uncooperative fathers. However, our firm is a proven resource for fathers who need a determined, knowledgeable Boston paternity attorney to guide them through the complex steps required for proving parentage and obtaining visitation rights. These may include:
- Filing a properly prepared paternity action in the appropriate court
- Establishment of paternity through DNA testing, which today is painless (performed by mouth swab) — and including, if necessary, obtaining a contempt order if the mother of the child does not voluntarily allow testing
- Preparing and pursuing your case for reasonable child visitation or for custody rights if you have reason to believe the mother is unfit to care for the child
- Ensuring that a child support order likely to accompany proof of paternity is aligned with Massachusetts guidelines and appropriate for your circumstances
Counsel on DNA Tests and Other Issues?
Massachusetts paternity law can also come into play in certain divorce cases and child support claims outside of marriage, as when the man suspects he is not the child in question’s biological father. Our lawyers’ decades of experience across the spectrum of family disputes and litigation in Boston-area courts equips us well to provide guidance in these and other complex situations involving parentage.
We understand that proving or disproving fatherhood may be very important to you, and you can count on respectful treatment and sound guidance when you turn to our law firm.
Please contact our firm at 617-523-4300 to schedule an initial consultation. One of our attorneys is a native speaker, bilingual in Spanish and English, and another is fluent in French.