Top Fairport Paternity Attorneys Near You

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Finocchio & English

Paternity Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

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315-401-0790

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When dealing with family law issues, having a knowledgeable attorney on your side, walking you through the process, can make things much easier. Attorneys at Finocchio & English understand that when going through this type of personal and delicate time, what is needed most is a timely resolution. These attorneys will make sure to give you every option, and then together …

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Robert G. Lamb III

Paternity Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

585-325-6700

The Lamb Law Office Assists Rochester Area Clients with Their Divorce and Family Law Needs. We Are A Lead Counsel Rated Firm. Call Us Today and Get the Help You Need!

Robert G. Lamb III Law Firm is located at the Four Corners in Downtown Rochester, we are a family based law firm dedicated to serving the community at large in virtually all aspects of the law. Our mission is to serve our clients zealously like the big firms, but give the one-on-one service that you would expect from a small firm. Contact us today if you need legal …

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Trotto Law Firm, P.C.

Paternity Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

Free Consultation

585-453-0040

4 Time Super Lawyer and Rising Star Recipient Assisting Rochester Area Clients with their Family Law Needs. Call Jon Trotto Today!

At the Trotto Law Firm, PC, we provide our clients with expert advocacy in their divorce and family law, estate planning, and estate administration needs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized service and a family tradition of excellence in the Rochester, New York legal community for the past 40 years. Our goal is to provide personalized and …

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Are You Involved in a Paternity Case?

Paternity cases are usually brought by the mother to prove that a specific man is the father of the child she is carrying or has birthed. In proving her case, she can obtain child support and payment for expenses related to the pregnancy and birth.

Proving and Disproving Paternity

Whether you are suing or defending, contacting a Fairport attorney experienced in paternity law is vital. The attorney can collect evidence, identify witnesses and hire an expert to testify on your behalf. Although DNA testing is reliable, the paternity defendant can challenge the lab results as inaccurate.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

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