We Handle All Types of Paternity Cases in Massachusetts
If a child is born to a married couple in Massachusetts, or if the child was born within three hundred days of the end of the marriage, the man is generally assumed to be the father of that child. If the parents aren’t married to each other, than paternity must be established before the father’s name can be placed on the infant’s birth certificate. One way to do this is by the mother and the father voluntarily signing the “Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage” form.
However, it is possible that the father, or, quite possibly, the mother, does not want the man acknowledged as the infant’s father. If the Department of Revenue is involved, they can help in obtaining a court order requiring a genetic test to establish the truth.
Protecting your rights in every paternity case.
Attorney Watson provides exceptional representation to individuals through the Greater Boston and South Shore region who are involved in paternity actions. If you are a mother who is wishing to establish paternity for the purpose of acquiring child support, or a father who is wishing to prove your biological relationship to a child to preserve your visitation rights, Attorney Watson can help. With the assistance of an experienced paternity attorney, your rights will be protected.
Paternity is called into question for financial or custodial reasons.
Most often in Massachusetts, paternity is called into question for financial or custodial reasons. If you are not the biological father of a child, you may not be entitled to continue paying child support, and your custody and visitation arrangements may need to be amended. In order to determine paternity, the courts will sometimes order a paternity test to legally establish a biological relationship, or in some cases to reveal the lack thereof. Once the test results are identified, your lawyer will take whatever actions are necessary next to resolve the situation.
Speak with our attorneys to learn more about your paternity case.
Finding the right attorney to handle your paternity case is important. Attorney Bruce Watson has established a reputation for effectively representing his clients in Massachusetts paternity cases. With offices located in Quincy, he serves the entire South Shore region of Boston, including Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cohasset, Dedham, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Marshfield, Milton, Needham, Norwell, Norwood, Pembroke, Scituate, Quincy, Wareham, Wenham, Weymouth and the entire Boston South region.