Paternity|Termination of Parental Rights

We can help you protect your child’s future by either establishing legal paternity with the biological father or by terminating the rights of a parent when it is in your child’s best interests to not have a relationship with the parent.

Paternity Legal Services

We can help you establish legal paternity for your child, and also help you understand the pros and cons of the various methods to establish paternity under New Hampshire law. We can also assist with obtaining a birth certificate that accurately reflects your child’s legal parentage, and, if you desire, we can assist with legally changing your child’s last name.

Establishing paternity is the first step toward ensuring that your child is protected with a legal tie to his/her father. This legal bond will allow your child to receive child support, as well as allow your child to benefit from having a firm legal relationship with his/her father.

Termination of Parental Rights

If you are seeking to terminate the parental rights of a biological parent or donor, we can handle all the necessary legal process. While such terminations are often done in conjunction with an adoption, there are circumstances where a termination alone is the appropriate legal avenue.

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