If you are the biological father and are not on the birth certificate, there are ways to become the presumed father and add your name to the birth certificate. My office will also fight for court ordered visitation of your child during the process of becoming named as the father.
My office can assist you in pursuing a voluntary declaration of paternity if the mother consents or by filing a Paternity Petition in Family court. Make sure you have competent counsel to fight for your rights as a parent.
In addition, if you are not the biological parent, but have been named as the father for child support purposes, my office will defend you and pursue court orders to remove your name as the father. If you were named as the father and you believe this is in error, you must request a DNA test as soon as possible. You have the right to hearings as well.
If you are in a same sex domestic partnership, my office can assist you in becoming the presumed parent of the child. The issue of paternity and/or issues of who the legal parents are of a child in a same sex marriage should be settled immediately. Do not assume that your partner will add you to the birth certificate or that you can adopt the child later. Make sure you have legal parentage rights after the child is born or adopted by one spouse.
Karen Rose, I amazing , reliable and attentive . Karen , put my mind at ease , she called me , even when she was out of the office , from her cell phone. She kept me informed , and updated on what was going on with my case .
I met Karen a month ago, I had spoken to at least 3 attorneys about my case in education. I found Karen responsive, thorough, and creative in her advice. Also she is a very professional attorney who treated me with respect and care. In my dealings with her, she has always taken the time to explain thoroughly to me and ensured that I got the services needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer clients to Karen as I know they will be in good hands.
Ms. Rose’s professionalism, her kindness, her pragmatism and her knowledge of the law helped me-as a client—sway an entire room of university bureaucrats from an ill-favored disadvantage to a favorable outcome, wherein I was given the opportunity to finish the education that I so desperately wanted to receive, particularly as it pertains to the completion of my degree. She help me understand the law better; I know now what my rights are under the ADA; I also know what to do should anything similar happen, God forbid, in the future in regards to my circumstances. I think the real strength that Ms. Karen Rose has is that she treats you with dignity, almost as if you were an extended part of her family and she guides you and defends so that your the outcome of your case is in your favor. Hence, rather than being perceived as an obstacle to the university’s bureaucracy, I became a success, not a burden to the school, all because of Ms. Karen Rose’s help.