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Paternity

Parental Rights Attorneys Serving Westchester, Long Island and Other Areas of New York

With fatherhood come rights and obligations. When paternity of a child is established, the father has the right to see the child and become involved in the child’s life. Whether or not the father elects to become involved, the father still has an obligation to support the child, pursuant to New York State law.

When there is an issue of fatherhood, important questions must be answered in order to protect the rights and interests of all concerned. At The Mandel Law Firm, we help clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and in Nassau and Westchester counties establish or defend paternity claims, as well as resolve related matters such as child support obligations.

Read our list of blog posts regarding fatherhood to know more about fatherhood laws in New York State and case stories.

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Former TV mogul now faces child support in court

  •   April 26, 2013
  •    The Mandel Law Firm
  •   Paternity

Merv Adelson, 83, faces proceedings for unpaid child support in court. He is petitioning the court to reduce his current child support payment from about $20,000 per month to about $2,000. He has also faced court proceedings for falling behind in the payments. Well...

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You Can’t Choose Your Parents

  •   April 20, 2011
  •    The Mandel Law Firm
  •   Paternity

That is what a 58-year-old woman in Manhattan recently learned much to her disappointment. The woman had gone to court to get the name of her mother’s husband at the time of her birth removed from her birth certificate. Why would she do this? For two reasons:...

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Paternity 101

  •   August 1, 2010
  •    The Mandel Law Firm
  •   Paternity

The American legal system rarely has trouble discerning who a child’s biological mother is because of hospital records. Mothers are often afforded stronger parental rights because of their direct and special relationship to their children. Fathers also have...

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Will LeBron James’ Daddy Please Stand Up?

  •   July 8, 2010
  •    The Mandel Law Firm
  •   Paternity

With the entire world awaiting LeBron James’ announcement on ESPN tonight regarding his future in professional basketball, one man has more important business to take care: proving that LeBron is his son. TMZ broke the news yesterday that 55-year-old Leicester...

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