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Paternity lawsuits are sometimes necessary if a biological father wants to establish a relationship with his child by obtaining child custody or visitation rights, or if a mother wants to receive child support. These suits may also be necessary if someone is an heir to a decedent and entitled to part of his or her estate in estate settlement or administration proceedings.

With a paternity suit, a court can order a suspected biological father to submit to a DNA test. While children born to a married woman are presumed to have her husband as a biological father, a paternity test could be ordered by the court to overcome this presumption. But paternity tests are more commonly ordered when children are born out of wedlock.

Call 607-722-1520 or email to schedule your FREE consultation with Binghamton Managing Partner Peter P. Charnetsky, Esq. 

Tully Rinckey PLLC Binghamton Managing Partner Peter P. Charnetsky, Esq. is a former Broome County Family Court Judge who over a 10-year period routinely heard paternity cases. His experience on the bench and in private practice – spanning a quarter of a century combined – enables him to aggressively and effectively represent mothers and actual or suspected biological fathers in paternity lawsuits.

If you believe someone should be paying child support or if you are being pressured to pay child support for a child that is not yours, immediately consult with an experienced Binghamton paternity attorney. Call Tully Rinckey PLLC in Binghamton at 607-722-1520 or e-mail and schedule your initial consultation today.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s family and matrimonial law attorneys can represent parents, spouses, siblings, grandparents, domestic partners, and other parties in Bath, Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca, Media, Norwich, Owego, Watkins Glen, and beyond. Call today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our family and matrimonial lawyers at 607-722-1520 or e-mail Click here to view a video about our consultation process.


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