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For a single parent, raising a child can be financially and socially burdensome. However both biological parents, whether or not they are together as a couple, and whether or not the non-custodial parent exercises parenting time with the minor child, have an obligation to financially support their children.
While it is quite a simple matter to establish maternity, establishing paternity can sometimes be a challenging and protracted process, particularly if the claimed father is contesting paternity.
If paternity is in question or contested, the family and magistrate court is available to help establish whether or not the claimed party is the biological father, and therefore subject to appropriate child support obligations and/or custody/visitation arrangements.
Having a paternity claim adjudicated often requires the intervention of the court to order the claimed biological father to undergo a DNA test, and to participate in financial discovery to determine appropriate financial orders.
Without representation, your risk of an unwanted outcome is magnified. The best way to protect your rights and interests is to seek competent representation. Attorney Carmina (Tessitore) Hirsch is widely recognized as one of Connecticut’s top family law attorneys. Her persuasive advocacy in the courtroom and in negotiating settlements ensures your best interests will be fully represented.
Whether you live in cities surrounding Milford, New Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, or Danbury, your path to representation is minutes away. Contact Carmina today to schedule your consultation.