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Will the Court still order a DNA..all 3 parties are aware who's the biological father we have proof evidence..and private lawyer: Hi during my marriage I had an affair which lead to a baby.. I was aware who the dad was but was afraid to tell my husband now everything is out..and all of us know who's the real dad.. is it necessary for the courts to do a DNA.. we have proof ..evidence and we did our own DNA.. my husband is signing off his rights because he know he's not the Dad.. and the biological dad wants he's rights we have our next court day in 2 weeks.. I hope this is our last one we been going to court since march... ..

Asked 1 day ago in Adoption

David's answer: If the child was born during the marriage, then the court must hold a hearing to overcome the "presumption of legitimacy." The Court may even need to assign an attorney to represent the child. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Adoptions attorney for a full assessment.

Answered about 5 hours ago.


What can I do about the court-appointed attorney? He can't keep badgering my kids like this until they say "yes, I want to go." : I am divorced from my wife. We have 2 kids, ages 7 and 8. Over my objection, she wants to relocate with them to Portland, OR. in "no way, shape or form", is it in their "best interests", to do so. The kids' court-appointed attorney has already interviewed them about the move and they were unsure about it. The judge scheduled a trial, which will help he make a determination one way or another. Prior to the trial, this attorney wants to interview them YET AGAIN, and if the kids now want to go,he'll approve the move! I don't want him to interview the kids any more. I've never been abusive towards them, they love me very much, the mother has not fully cooperated with all the court orders involving visitation over the last 6 years. The 3,000 mile distance is insurmountable. For all intents and purposes, any orders, e.g., nightly telephone calls, religious upbringing, visitation set forth by a NY court will thereby by unenforceable. This attorney is just hoping to wear my kids down.

Asked about 6 hours ago in Child Custody

David's answer: It is reasonable for an attorney representing children to interview them numerous times during the course of his/her representation. Of course, this depends on the length of time the case lasts, as well as the age of the child. As you presumably have an attorney representing you, if you're looking for a 2d opinion, call a Westchester Child Custody attorney to schedule a consult.

Answered about 6 hours ago.


How can I help my sister in law find a good lawyer at a reduced rate or pro bono?: My sister in law recently broke up with the father of her child. This "man" is not only a drug dealer but a user as well. He has never had a real job or a place to live other than his parents house, but his parents got him a high priced lawyer to try to get full custody of their child. My sister in law on the other hand is a school teacher and a positive member of society. On her salary she is paying for a place to live, daycare and all other expenses that her child and her incur. On a teachers salary there isn't enough left over to hire a good lawyer. She is working with financial aid to get a lawyer, but it is taking forever and I am afraid this lawyer will have to much on their plate to give my sister in law's case the time it deserves. Would love any and all info you can give me. Thank you

Asked 2 days ago in Child Custody

David's answer: There are extremely few attorneys willing to do "pro bono" work in the matrimonial field. Thus, her best bet is to shop around & ask lawyers if they do a "sliding scale" on their fees - some do, some don't. Thus, she should call a Westchester Child Custody attorney to schedule a consult.

Answered about 6 hours ago.