New York Paternity Attorney & Father’s Rights Lawyer Helping Men in New Paltz, Kingston, & Hudson Valley

The legal determination of paternity today is nearly foolproof – DNA testing will usually resolve disputes as to a father’s identity beyond any reasonable doubt, but there are many other issues that genetic evidence can’t help with.

Sound Advice on New York State Paternity and Fathers’ Rights Issues

For the advice of an experienced family law attorney on the full range of legal questions that can surround a paternity case New York State, contact the office of Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law in Saugerties. My attention to your long-term objectives as well as your immediate problem can help you make the most of your responsibilities as a single father. I serve clients throughout the Hudson Valley and the Catskill region, including Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Greene and Columbia counties.

There’s a lot More to Paternity Than Monthly Child Support Payments

Many fathers don’t realize that paternity comes with rights and benefits as well as financial responsibilities. I can help you build a secure relationship with your child through protected visitation arrangements or even shared physical custody, especially in situations where you have reason to doubt the stability of the mother’s home.

Fathers who were never married to the child’s mother don’t need to have their custody and support rights as parents depend on the mother’s inclination to recognize them. New York law will protect those rights in much the same way that it protects divorced fathers, but it is generally necessary to apply for a court order to approve a visitation schedule. You will then have the right to enforce regular parenting time, and enjoy protection from the prospect of the mother’s relocation with the child to another state.

Call Skilled Dutchess County Parental Rights Lawyer, Jonathan Katz

Children whose parents happen to be unmarried have the same interest in a strong relationship with both parents as any other children. Whether you’re a single father or a single mother, I can help you get the legal support you need to build and protect that relationship. Contact us calling (845) 834-4747 (toll free (866) 614-8872 from the U.S.) or fill out the online contact form to schedule your consultation with Jonathan D. Katz.

Client Reviews
I was living a nightmare of being falsely accused in a judicial system that considers all fathers to be dead beat dads until proven innocent. Living out of state and facing the possibility of jail, I miraculously found Jon’s website and called his office. Within a week the tables were turned, the lies were exposed, and the harassment was stopped. If you need someone that will challenge the system, then you need Jonathan Katz. Greg Weaver
Jon’s integrity towards his clients is what makes him a standout attorney. He makes it a priority to know what's important to you. You’re not just a number. He is upfront with you right from the start. He will not string you along just for his financial benefit. He is only willing to settle the case if that's truly what you want. Anytime I called him I received a call back from him that day. Not someone else in the office. He is an attorney that has a passion for what's important to his clients. John Morrissey
Being a single mom, I had enough stress in my life. I had no idea how to go about protecting myself. My daughters were my priority. Jon walked me through the process. He turned a difficult time into a workable solution. Diane Chiriani
Jon thinks well, works to be clear and honest. He works to get to a strong argument. He seems to have a good working relationship with everybody at the courthouse. I get the feeling he has no trouble thinking like a judge. He is friendly and courteous. He doesn't overbill. He takes and returns calls promptly. His legal staff is friendly and competent. What's not to like? Rick S.
I liked that there was always transparency throughout my case. Genevieve H.