Nashua Paternity Attorney
Serving Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
A paternity action settles a dispute over the identity of a child's parents. A child's father must be legally recognized before he may assert his parental rights and responsibilities.
Without legal recognition of paternity, the the father lacks enforceable parental rights. For example, the child can be relocated away from the father or adopted without the father's consent. Paternal grandparents' rights require legal recognition of the father's paternity before those rights can be asserted.
Every person owes a duty to support his or her child. That duty is addressed by the court with a child support order. Child support allocates provisions for child's health and welfare needs. If public benefits are sought by the mother, the State can verify whether the father has been identified and is supporting his child. If not, the State can institute legal action.
Criminal neglect and non-support. The father and mother are subject to criminal liability if they knowingly fail to provide their obligation of support, provided they are able to do so.
A paternity suit can affect the future of all involved. How will a paternity action affect your future?
Attorney Driscoll explains the law in plain-English. He can prepare you for what lies ahead. In a fog of chaos, I can work with you to develop your goals and provide you with choices and direction. Call (603) 589-4040 for a private consultation. His handicapped accessible office is conveniently located at 20 Trafalgar Square in Nashua, NH. My office is quickly accessible from Amherst Street (Route 101A) as well as Exits 7W and 8 off the Everett Turnpike.