Guidance In Paternity, Adoptions And More
At my practice, Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, I am committed to helping clients throughout Worcester County resolve problems related to:
- Family law matters for never-married people
- Family law matters for nontraditional families
- Stepparent adoptions
- And others
Each client benefits from my extensive experience in these family law areas and my deep commitment to developing the right solution for each client.
Advocacy In Paternity Actions
In Massachusetts, children born out of wedlock have the same legal rights as those born to a marriage. I represent both women and men in cases involving the establishment of paternity.
For mothers, I can file a motion with the court seeking to determine the paternity of a father for the purposes of obtaining child support. For men, I can undertake an action to establish paternity and to obtain certain parental rights.
Bringing A Family Closer Through Stepparent Adoption
A stepparent may wish to establish a legal relationship with a child through a stepparent adoption. If the biological parent agrees, or if they are deceased, my practice can accomplish an adoption in an efficient and cost-effective manner. I also represent clients in cases where the biological parent is living and objects to the proposed stepparent adoption.