Establishing paternity carries with it far more rights and responsibilities than one may realize.  A father may establish paternity by acknowledging such before a Family Court Judge or by being the named father on a child’s birth certificate.  When the issue of paternity is contested it is fairly easily determined with the use of modern DNA testing.  DNA tests can usually identify a father beyond a reasonable doubt almost immediately.

Once paternity is established a father may be required to pay child support to the mother.  Furthermore, a father may have custody or visitation rights once his paternity is known.

Whether you are the mother of a child seeking to establish paternity for the purposes of obtaining support or visitation or believe you are the father of a child and would like to establish paternity for custody or visitation rights, Ross S. Gelber, Esq. can help.

For more information please contact Ross S. Gelber, Esq., at 716-632-5919 or