Cataldo Law Offices, L.L.C. — Franklin, Massachusetts
Child custody, visitation and support matters are all affected by the underlying and very important issue of paternity.
Whether you are seeking to establish paternity for purposes of support, or in an effort to establish visitation or custody rights — the lawyers at Cataldo Law Offices are well-equipped to help.
If you have concerns involving paternity — make arrangements for a free, confidential consultation with us by calling our law offices directly at 508.570.2025 or by contacting us online.
At Cataldo Law Offices, we help mothers and fathers in Norfolk County and throughout Massachusetts to resolve parentage issues and establish paternity for purposes of support, custody or visitation rights.
Generally, paternity is established in one of two ways: it can be acknowledged in writing and filed with the proper agency where the child was born, or it can be established through a voluntary or court-ordered DNA test. If paternity is established through comparison of the genetic markers — child support, custody and parenting time plans will be evaluated according to a "best interests of the child" standard.
Unmarried With Children
What are custody, visitation and support rights if you have had children with someone but have now decided to go separate ways? With the results of a paternity test in hand, your rights to sole custody, shared custody, visitation and support are essentially the same as if you had been married and then divorced. However, a paternity test result itself is not enforceable unless a court says it is and issues orders to that effect. Our attorneys help with what's required to obtain those orders.
Serving Clients Throughout Massachusetts Since 1961
Schedule a free consultation today by calling our Franklin, Massachusetts, offices at 508.570.2025. You can contact us online as well.