Prison Paternity

If an inmate that is on death row impregnated a woman, would he have any paternal rights? This is a question a judge in Brooklyn has decided upon. Suffolk County Family Court Judge David Freundlich rejected Ronell Wilson’s petition seeking paternity over a boy born to Nancy Gonzalez. Gonzalez had sexual relations with Wilson while at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

The reason behind this ruling is that since Wilson is on death row, he is considered “civilly dead” and ...

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Establishing Parentage

Establishing parentage is a very important step in the well being of your child. Establishing parentage means obtaining a court order or signing an official Declaration of Paternity that states who the legal parents of a child are. If a woman becomes pregnant and is not married, the child does not have a legal father until parentage is established. Even if the father can prove he is the biological father, if he was never married to the mother, than he ...

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