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What Happens in Paternity Hearings

When parents are married, the mother’s husband is generally presumed to be the legal father of their children. But when the parents are unmarried or the mother, the man alleging to be the father, the child or a guardian disputes the assumption, paternity must be established. In New York, parents can voluntarily sign a form…

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Purposes of Paternity Cases and How They Work

There are a number of reasons why people pursue paternity cases, such as: A man suspects he is the child’s father and wants the legal right to help the child A man does not believe he is the biological father and wants to avoid child support A mother wants to seek child support from the…

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