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Establishing your rights as a parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your lifetime. Without the proper assistance, however, the legal process, which is often long and complicated, can become frustrating and overwhelming. Whether you seek to establish paternity or you wish to create new parental rights through adoption, the attorneys of Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. offer the support and guidance you need.
Paternity is the legal determination of who is the father of a child. When a parent establishes paternity, it gives the father certain rights and responsibilities in regard to his children:
Paternity can also establish the child’s inheritance rights and health insurance, Social Security, veterans’ and other benefits accrued by the father. Our Rhode Island paternity attorneys help both mothers and fathers who need to establish or challenge paternity to protect their rights and the rights of their children.
There are many ways a Rhode Island paternity lawyer can help you establish paternity:
If a Complaint for Paternity is filed, the father can request a DNA test or admit he is the father. When a father fails to respond, he is in default and the court finds paternity.
Because adopting a child locally or internationally can be very complex, it is important to obtain the assistance of an adoption attorney in Rhode Island who can guide you through the process. Our attorneys have experience helping potential parents in all types of adoptions:
In some situations, adoptions may be contested. If one parent is abusive, abandons the child or willfully neglects visitation or support of the child, the court may choose to terminate his or her parental rights and grant the adoption even though it is contested.
Our adoption attorneys in Rhode Island assist clients in a broad range of adoption matters:
For nearly 100 years, the family law firm of Kirshenbaum Law Associates has helped parents establish and protect their rights and the interests of their children. To learn more about our paternity and adoption services, as well as our other family law services, contact us online or call 401-467-5300 today.
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