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Establishing Paternity in Massachusetts

On behalf of posted in Family Law on Friday January 14, 2011

Establishing paternity means recognizing someone as the legal father of a child. An official determination of paternity is beneficial for the child, mother and father, and it can be accomplished in a few different ways. Importance of Paternity Determinations Establishing paternity is important for both the parents and the child because it gives the parents specific legal rights and also provides several benefits for the child. Some of these benefits include: Giving the child a sense of identity Establishing mutual responsibility for the child's well-being Allowing the child to know more about his or her family health history Providing financial…

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