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    Establishing Paternity in Massachusetts

    When a child is born to two married parents, the husband is the legal father and his name is put on the child’s birth certificate. However, in the diverse society in which we live, children are born into families of many different dynamics. When parents are unmarried, paternity must be legally established in order for the father to appear on the child’s birth certificate and have legal rights to the child. This is an important step since it also involves future rights of the child. So, how is paternity established in Massachusetts? Voluntary Vs. Involuntary Paternity can be established voluntarily […]

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