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Paternity establishment refers to the process of determining the legal father of a child. When a child is born to unmarried parents, the child has no legal father. In New York, unmarried parents can establish paternity in two ways:
If the father has not established paternity in this manner, then normally the mother is presumed to have custody. This would mean that you would be allowed to move with the child.
However, you may want to get a second opinion from a local family law attorney as to what the specific NY and NJ law is on the subject as I could not locate that law without using a third party, fee based service.
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