You probably already know that the process of determining the legal father of a child is known as establishing paternity. As married parents, the paternity of a child is automatically presumed. But if you are unmarried parents, then you should know that paternity establishment is not automatic, and the process should be started by both parents as soon as possible for the benefit of the child.
Rights Associated with Paternity
Paternity carries with it certain legal rights and obligations. By establishing paternity, fathers are given the right to request custody, visitation, and parental responsibility. For mothers, establishing paternity gives them the necessary legal foundation to request child support and to request sharing in other rights and responsibilities of parenting.
Assistance for Both Parents
At Family Law Center, our attorneys represent both mothers and fathers in paternity actions. Our office will prepare the necessary legal documentation and paperwork and request a court-mandated paternity test to determine the father of a child, if there has not been a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity established. Once paternity is determined, our highly qualified attorneys can also represent you when demanding child support or visitation and custody rights.
Learn More about Your Rights Today
Contact Family Law Center today to schedule a consultation regarding paternity, father’s rights, and unmarried parent’s rights with one of our attorneys or mediators at (916) 488-5088 or fill out the form below.
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