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When a child is born to unwed parents, the biological father is not considered the child’s legal parent unless he signs an “Acknowledgement of Paternity.” The document is generally signed at the hospital at the time of the baby’s birth. Since the parents are not married the New York family court will enter an order of filiation. This court order establishes paternity.
When a child is born to married parents, the husband is presumed to be the child’s biological parent. Paternity is automatically established without him having to sign an “Acknowledgement of Paternity.”

In some situations, the presumed father, the woman’s husband, is not father. Also, the man who signed the acknowledgment finds out he is not the father. In these situations, a man can invalidate their acknowledgement of paternity within 60 days of the baby’s birth. They can also vacate the acknowledgement, with proof, after the 60-day period because of:

• Mistake of fact
• Fraud
• Duress

If an “Acknowledgement of Paternity” is not signed or the mother was not married at the time of the child’s birth, paternity can be established through the Bronx family court. Bronx paternity is established according to New York FCT 516-a.
Filing a Paternity Petition in the bronx

New York allows certain individuals to file a paternity petition in court to establish who is the father of the child. The people or agencies that can file the petition are:

• The mother
• The alleged father
• Child
• Welfare agency
• Child’s guardian
• Representative from a charitable organization

Once the court receives the petition, a hearing is scheduled. During the hearing, each side will present evidence to show why they should win. A DNA or blood test is ordered. Another hearing may be scheduled to reveal the results of the blood and/or DNA test.

What Happens after the DNA or Blood Tests are Revealed

One of two outcomes may occur. The alleged father is not the biological father. This means paternity is not established. The man does not have to pay child support and cannot seek child custody arrangements.

If the DNA or blood tests reveal the alleged father is the biological father, he can admit paternity. If the test results establish paternity, the court can create an order of filiation. The alleged father becomes the biological father and child support and child custody arrangements can be decided at a later hearing.

Child Custody after Paternity is Established in a Bronx Family Court

If the alleged father is the biological father, he can seek child custody arrangements. Child custody arrangements refer to who will primarily care for and raise the child. Physical child custody involves who will be the primary caregiver.
Both parents can receive physical custody of the child. However, a judge can also grant sole custody. If this occurs, one parent receives physical custody and the other parent receives visitation rights.
Bother parents can receive legal custody. Legal custody involves making important decision about the child’s upbringing. Sole legal custody is given to one parent. Joint legal child custody is given to both parents.
Contact Us about Your bronx Paternity Case. We are Bronx Paternity Attorneys

Maybe you are not sure if the child is your biological child. Maybe you are a mother trying to establish paternity for your child. Maybe you are a child seeking to establish who is your biological father. We will help you.

We will be with you every step of the way in your paternity. If paternity is established, we will then move forward with child custody and child support arrangements. Contact us immediately for help.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
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Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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