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  • Establishing Paternity of a Deceased Father in Maryland

    Richard Lebovitz | | Tags: Custody , Deceased Parent , Establishing Paternity , Maryland Family Law

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    There are a number of circumstances in which a mother may need to establish paternity of her child’s deceased father. For example, if the mother is trying to obtain insurance, social security benefits, or public assistance benefits for her child. Inheritance disputes or wrongful death lawsuits can also require proof of paternity. Obtaining the father’s DNA can be a challenge after he has passed, but Maryland courts allow alternative ways of establishing paternity.

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