8 years ago had a relationship with the women she and I broke up I found out she was pregnant I tried to be a father then she Disappear on me Disappear I finally Manage to find her on instagram I reach out she told me the child died so I left it alone I found a picture of a child of the Same age my child would be she said it’s not him I got access to child thru a family memeber and did a swap and he is my child what can I do this child has a person that’s not even his father calling dad I need help
You need to file a petition for paternity as well as a petition for visitation. That said, the law generally states that if you have any doubt you're the father, you should pursue your rights at the time. Call a Bronx Child Custody attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.
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You should meet and have a consultation with an experienced child support attorney.
You will need to file a petition for paternity and have paternity established before you will be granted parenting time.
If your son knows another man to be his father, there is a chance that the court will not allow you to prove paternity based upon estoppel. In New York, the relationship determines paternity, not necessarily biology. For estoppel to preclude you from obtaining paternity, the court would determine it was in your son's best interest to continue the relationship with the man he believes to be his father.
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