Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Paternity Lawyer

Paternity actions and Complaints to Establish Custody-Visitation and Support allow parents who did not marry each other to establish legally binding obligations and rights.

If the father of a child is not named on the child’s birth certificate, legally determining who the father of a child is through a paternity action is often the first step toward achieving other goals:

  • For mothers — Securing the legal recognition of your child’s father is necessary to secure child support. Even if you have had a previous arrangement where your child’s father was supporting your child, having the court recognize his paternity is the only way to secure court-ordered child support.
  • For fathers — Securing legal recognition of paternity is the first step toward securing your rights as a parent to child custody and visitation. After proving your paternity, you can ask the court to award you child custody and visitation rights.

For those parents who have already named the father of the child on a birth certificate, but who want to establish legally binding obligations and rights, he or she would file a Complaint to Establish Custody-Visitation and Support.

With so many children being born into families where marriage was never an element of the family structure, more and more parents are having to turn to paternity actions and actions to Establish Custody-Visitation and Support when the couples separate.

We can help you pursue a paternity action or a Complaint to Establish Custody-Visitation and Support that can help you create legally enforceable rights and obligations that can bring greater stability to both your life and your child’s life.

Helping You Create The Tomorrow You Deserve

At Novick & Meyers, we are committed to providing our family law clients with representation that helps them resolve the most difficult of situations. Paternity actions and Complaints to Establish Custody-Visitation and Support can remove uncertainty for mothers and provide fathers with a place in their child’s life that cannot be taken away from them. Attorney JoAnne Meyers delivers highly effective family law representation. Since 1985 she has been focused on helping people through difficult situations. Her extensive experience can make all of the difference in your paternity case.

Paternity Attorney In Chelmsford, Massachusetts

When questions of paternity need to be resolved effectively and efficiently, turn to Novick & Meyers for experienced and effective counsel you can rely on. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, call 978-256-4500 or contact us online.