Steve and Renee were great to work with! Very professional and realistic. Gave no false expectations or predictions. They communicated everything to us in a timely manner. We will definitely use them again if ever needed! Thank you, Steve and your team!


For my family law case, Steve Smith had a very strong presence and was dominant in the courtroom. The manner in which he carries out cases is something you see in the movies. He was really animated and passionate about my case. His military background is a big asset, and he really helped me out. I would highly recommend him.


We hired Leah M. Baldacci for a family law case and she was so extremely helpful and got me through my case. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you’re looking for a great attorney, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your legal help.

Anonymous Client

I’ve hired Steve for two cases, and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.


I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court, but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained, and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

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Maine Paternity Lawyers

Maine Paternity Lawyers

When determining the parental rights and responsibilities to a child, the paternity of a child may need to be established if one of the parties does not acknowledge paternity.

Either party may request that a paternity test be performed. It is often in the child’s best interest to determine the paternity of the child as soon as possible, both so the child may develop a relationship with the parent and resolve any outstanding issues concerning child support. 

Biological paternity can be easily established with a noninvasive oral swab test.

There are some situations where a parent wishes to establish paternity many years after the birth of the child and collect child support arrearage. 

Whether you need to establish paternity or dispute paternity, a Family Law Trial Lawyer will be able to advise as to the laws in Maine regarding your Family Law issue.

Maine Parentage Act

In Maine, pursuant to the Maine Parentage Act, “parentage” of a child can be established by eight different methods:

  1. Birth
  2. Adoption
  3. Acknowledgment
  4. Presumption
  5. De Factor Parentage
  6. Genetic Parentage
  7. Assisted Reproduction
  8. Gestational Carrier Agreement

Given the many different ways parentage can be established in Maine, a child in this state may be deemed to legally have more than two parents. If more than two parents are established, Parental Rights & Responsibilities will have to be allocated and distributed to all legal parents.

If you find yourself in a situation within this complicated area of law, you will most likely benefit from the assistance of a Family Law Trial Lawyer.

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Family law matters are often challenging, and you need a tenacious attorney to protect your best interests. Whether you’re facing a divorce or a custody battle, our lawyers are prepared to safeguard your future.

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“We hired Leah M. Baldacci at Steve Smith for a family law case, and she was so extremely helpful and got me through a difficult time. She’s very professional and takes the time to listen to her clients. She’s a wonderful advocate and a fantastic attorney. If you are looking for a divorce attorney that actually cares, I recommend Leah. Thank you so much for your help.”

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We understand that your priority is to secure a better future, whether that’s through a divorce or by modifying your parenting arrangements. Our skilled attorneys use every resource at our disposal to overcome obstacles. Our full commitment to you drives us to achieve outstanding results.

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