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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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At 978-276-0777 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney.

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