Enforcing Your Parental Rights Through Paternity
Many people have children without marrying their child’s other parent. To take full advantage of your rights regarding child custody and child support, you must establish the child’s paternity. At [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″], we can assist you in navigating paternity laws. Our Newport Beach lawyers care about helping you resolve your paternity case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible so you can concentrate completely on your children.
Why Should I Establish Paternity?
When a woman gives birth, the state of California automatically assumes that she is the child’s biological mother. If the woman is married, the state assumes that her husband has biological paternity. However, if the woman is unmarried, she must establish the paternity of the child to receive child support payments. The biological father must establish his paternity to enforce his right to timesharing (child custody and visits).
Do I Really Need An Attorney?
The process of establishing paternity can prove immensely complicated. If you and the other parent agree on paternity, you can sign a voluntary declaration of paternity. If you disagree, though, things become more complicated. You will need to file a petition with the courthouse in your jurisdiction.
Having a family law firm represent you allows you to focus on parenting your child instead of stressing about the legal process. We ensure that you understand your options and do not make any errors. If you or the other parent disputes the paternity case, we work to resolve it. And, in situations that involve domestic abuse, we know how to use the court system to protect you.
Seek Our Assistance To Uphold Your Rights
If you live in the Orange County area and you are interested in establishing legal paternity, our compassionate team can help. Call us at [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-CT-NUMBER-1″] or send us an email so you can set up a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation.