If You Have Children But Were Never Married.

I recently took over a child custody case shortly before trial in Family Court of an out of wedlock child and no acknowledgment of paternity.  The prior attorney filed for custody on behalf of the client, but not for paternity.  The mother and child had gone on vacation to another state but never returned and this was filed two months after they left New York State.  The mother’s lawyer ignored the defect until she and the child were in the other state long enough so that the father could not re-file in New York State.  Read more