Salem Paternity Attorneys

Are you the parent of a child whose other parent isn't your spouse? A mother or a father can file either a Complaint to Establish Paternity or a Complaint for Custody, Visitation or Support. These actions can formalize each parent's rights to and relationship with the child, and can establish child support orders.

At the Peabody, Massachusetts, Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, we have handled paternity actions for mothers and fathers for a combined five decades. We can represent you in negotiations and court hearings regarding issues such as:

  • Establishing a father's legal relationship with his child, including paternity testing
  • Establishing a father's legal responsibility to pay child support
  • Establishing legal and physical custody, as well as parenting plans
  • Creating a parenting plan that addresses parenting time with a child during vacations, weekends and holidays

To contact a Peabody family law and paternity attorney, call The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, at 978-767-4701 or 866-483-6848.

Providing Legal Counsel at Every Step in the Paternity Process

At The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, we can provide legal assistance for any paternity-related issue.

  • Is the father of your child unwilling to assume parental responsibilities, such as paying child support? We can pursue a judge's order for a mandatory paternity test and thereafter obtain a child support order.
  • Do you have questions regarding how to have your name added to or removed from a birth certificate?
  • Are you a father who is being denied the right to see your child?

If you are facing any of these issues, we can provide knowledgeable assistance. We can also work to modify child custody, parenting plans and child support arrangements after they've been established. To learn more about our firm and your rights regarding paternity, contact our Peabody paternity lawyers.

Contact Us

The Law Office of Merril S. Chin, LLC, is located conveniently off of Route 1 and highways 95, 128, 62 and 114. We accept all major credit cards, offer flexible appointments and can be contacted at 978-767-4701 or 866-483-6848.