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Cervizzi & Associates has assisted many women in establishing the legal paternity of their children and helped many men obtain parental rights to their children. We are also highly familiar with how to deal with cases in which paternity is in question.

Among the great social changes of the past half-century is the greater participation of fathers in the day-to-day care of their children. No longer can it be assumed that mothers carry the responsibility alone, and many, many fathers fully participate in the joys and burdens of child-rearing. As a result of this changing role, a greater interest in fathers’ rights has emerged. Despite or because of the marked increases in the numbers of divorces and single parents in Massachusetts, more and more fathers desire to actively participate in their children’s formative years.

Whether your unique personal situation involves a father’s right to be closer to a child or the intention to prove paternity, contact us today.

Paternity actions in Massachusetts can be filed by men or women. Once one party files, any component of the relationship — such as visitation — can instantly become an issue.

We can counsel you if you’re a mother who wants to use a paternity suit to identify the father of your child for purposes of establishing child support obligations. We also represent fathers whose paternity suits are aimed at gaining child custody and visitation rights, as well as those who want to establish that they are not a father in a given case.

We can call on DNA testing resources to establish or disprove paternity, and we negotiate and draft relevant documents for our clients. Every aspect of our firm’s paternity practice is carried out with utmost discretion and privacy.

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  • "I went to Cervizzi and Associates over 3 years ago to discuss with Laura Cervizzi about divorcing my husband, after my decision was made Laura paired me with Atty. Amy Kraft a young, conscientious lawyer. I was a bit hesitant, but Laura assured me she would be the right person for the job. And two years together, she was the right person, she was kind, compassionate brilliant and always there for me in my darkest hours she wasn’t after two years my attorney, she was my friend and guardian she understood me and how I would react to what was going on through this ordeal a wonderful diligent young lady, I am so grateful for her coming to my aid, keeping me on track and for the wonderful relationship which blossomed with all at Cervizzi and Associates. If anyone is in need of this type of service these are the group of women to take care of you from Laura, to Priscilla and gratefully to Amy. Thank you to all of you, you are simply the best."

  • "Nicole, I will never be able to thank you enough for helping me to get through my divorce. You have not only been an excellent lawyer who helped me to navigate through a foreign process, you have been a caring friend. I could always count on you to give me professional advice that was always in my best interest. You “got” my ex-husband and what he was trying to do to my children and I. You were adept at handling his lawyer and through her, him. Thank you so much for supporting me in court the day of my divorce. You stayed by my side and made sure that I was OK from the moment I entered the building until it was over and I left. I am very happy with my settlement. I will miss you! Laura is extremely lucky to have you on her team but I’m sure she knows that! I will always recommend Cervizzi & Associates in a heartbeat!"

  • "Nicole, you have moved mountains to remove a large obstacle from my life! I moved a lot emotionally, to get here today. There is a lot more “moving for me in the future! I can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you did for me. You are very strong, smart, and knowledgeable. I truly believe anyone else would have gotten me different results. Like you know, my now ex-husband wasn’t very reasonable and I believe you were right on the mark in knowing how to deal with him. Thank you for understanding where he was coming from, and understanding what was needed. Thank you for the thousand e-mails and phone calls I sent your way. Most of all, thank you for treating me like a friend. You treated me with the upmost respect. I would recommend you in a heartbeat. You are an excellent lawyer!"

  • "Laura M., thank you so much for everything you have done over the last year! You offered great support and guidance, and have a natural cheerleader, and defender in you. It is because of you that my daughter is safe and I can move on with my life. "

  • "Hey Nicole, Thank you again for all of your help. My son couldn’t be more excited. The best part was his first words when he heard the news… “Dad, that’s so awesome. I’m actually really excited to start school now.” You did a good thing here! I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of my case and the way in which you were able to manage the issues."

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