Paternity: Responsibilities and Rights

When it comes to their children, most men wish to “step up to the plate” and take responsibility for their children’s financial needs. However, the difference between responsibilities and rights is not always clear:


  • During my marriage, my wife had an affair and became pregnant. The child is not mine and we are now divorced. Do I have to continue to pay child support?


  • My ex-girlfriend now claims that I am not the father of our child, and she won’t let me visit. Do I have any rights?


  • What will happen if I sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage?


  • I married the mother of my child when she was pregnant with our child. Does this mean that I have to take a paternity test?


  • I signed the birth certificate, but later the mother told me that the child was not mine. Do I have to continue to pay child support?


  • Although he is not my biological child, I have always acted as a father to my girlfriend’s 8-year-old son. Now my girlfriend has met someone else and wants to move out of the state. We have lived together since the child was two years old. His biological father is not involved. What can I do?

If you are not sure of your rights or responsibilities regarding Paternity, please call Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you choose the strategy that is right for you.



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