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Who's Your Daddy? Proving and Disproving Paternity
The father of any child has a duty to support and protect that child. Paternity can exist within marriage or outside of marriage. It can exist by natural birth, by adoption or by assisted reproduction. In all cases, unless otherwise assigned, the responsibilities of a father are the same. A father who ... Read more

Understanding the Uniform Parentage Act
In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was passed. It streamlined the legal process for paternity establishment and required a state form for voluntary paternity acknowledgement. Individuals who fail to cooperate with paternity establishment have their monthly assistance ... Read more

Fathers' Rights: You're a Parent Too!
As a father, it’s important to understand your parental rights. Learn more about how dads can get a fair shake in custody proceedings. ... Read more

Paternity is the legal and social acknowledgement of the parental relationship between a child and his or her father. At common law, a child born during a marriage was presumed to be the husband's child. This presumption could be overcome by evidence that the child was not the husband's child. Establishing ... Read more

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Family Law, What Does This Mean?

or the average person, when the need for an attorney arises they aren’t sure where to start looking. Even looking in the yellow pages of the phone directory is confusing as there in not just a l ... Read more

Mediate Your Divorce in Hingham with Justin L. Kelsey of Skylark Law & Mediation

Our recent decision to begin accepting mediation and collaborative law clients at our Hingham office withJustin L. Kelsey, of Skylark Law & Mediation, is already paying big dividends. Just last we ... Read more

Can a Parent seek Retroactive Child Support in Massachusetts Back to the Birth of a Child?

Massachusetts family lawlawyer Jason V. Owens reviews the significant differences in availability ofretroactive child support for married versusunmarried parents in Massachusetts. Can a parent seek ... Read more

Cherry Hill Divorce Lawyers: Same Sex Marriage and Divorce Issues

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions on the constitutionality of same sex marriages raise questions about issues already complicating these marriages. Well over 75,000 gay marriages have been pe ... Read more

What Happens When Co-Parents Can't Agree on Childhood Vaccinations?

Under Florida law, shared parental responsibility anticipates that both parents will participate in making parenting decisions impacting the welfare of their children. When parents disagree, sometimes ... Read more

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