Many children are born out of wedlock, and both parents have inherent rights pertaining to child custody, visitation, and child support. These issues can often be solved with a simple paternity DNA test, taken by the father and the child in question. A DNA test will quickly and efficiently clear up any confusion about who the father truly is or is not, and these tests can be court ordered, meaning any opposing party will not be able to get out of their responsibility to provide child support or deny a father the right to see their child. Paternity matters must be handled by a professional Columbia County paternity lawyer with vast experience in all types of paternity issues and disputes. Contact the lawyers of the Colwell Law Group today for immediate legal assistance. We strive to resolve our clients’ needs as quickly as possible with the highest degree of success, compassion, and communication.
Unmarried Mothers have Rights
Mothers who bear their child out of wedlock have the same exact rights to child support of mothers who ended up divorcing the father of their child. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children born out of wedlock are not that uncommon at all. In fact, 40.3 percent of children are born out of wedlock. That percentage is even higher for millennials, at 57 percent, according to the Atlantic. However, in order to receive crucial child support payments in New York, you must be able to prove that the father is truly the father. If the father denies their paternity identity in order to skirt their responsibilities of child support, by working with one of our attorneys you may be able to receive child support after a court-mandated paternity test proves the father’s biological identity.