Trying to establish paternity but do not have the alleged father's address or social. Will I need that and should hire a lawyer

Asked 5 months ago - Brooklyn, NY

Trying to establish paternity but do not have the alleged father's address or social. Will I need that and should hire a lawyer

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  1. Christopher N Palermo

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    Answered . You need to personally serve the husband in order to have paternity established through the Court. You do need his social or his address, but you will need a suitable person other then yourself to personally serve the Father. Obviously, establishing paternity raises a slew of other legal ramifications from child support to child custody, you should consult with an attorney.

  2. Lance Howard Meyer

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    Answered . You should speak with an attorney. The father will have to be serves and a paternity proceeding will trigger a child support proceeding as well.

    If you have any further questions or would like to speak to me about your case, you can reach me at LanceMeyer@... more
  3. Ian S. Mednick

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    Answered . You will need the address of the father so that you can personally serve him. Consult with an attorney or a private investigator to locate the father.

    This for general information purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or... more

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