Establishing Paternity in California
Laguna Hills Divorce Attorney Can Fight for Paternal Rights
Are you having a child outside of wedlock? If you wish to have any rights to the child, then you must establish paternity. It is important to recognize the effects of attaining this legal status in the child's life. One primary result to establishing fatherhood of a child is that you will have rights to the child, and you may be granted custody or visitation rights depending on the circumstances of your situation. Paternity can be established and legally accomplished in one of three ways:
- Signing a voluntary declaration of paternity at a certain public agency or at the hospital at the time of the child's birth
- Asking your child support agency to establish paternity, which is a free service; once paternity is established, you will be required to make support payments
- Going to the court to fill out and file certain forms, which is followed by having a trial before a judge to establish paternity
One result of establishing paternity that you must be aware of is that you may be required to make child support payments to the child's mother. If you are seeking to establish paternity, then it is important that you understand the process and the surrounding issues. I am Kevin M. DeMeire, Attorney at Law, and I can provide you with the information and advice that you need throughout the duration of this process. I can help you file the necessary forms and determine how much support you will need to pay.
Contact a Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law
If you are seeking to establish paternity, then it is important for you to have legal assistance on your side that understands the process and can help you effectively pursue the results that you desire. I am a California certified legal specialist in family law, which is a tremendous advantage for you that few other law firms can offer to their clients. If you choose to work with me, then you can be sure that I will work to ensure that you pursue the paternity recognition and child support orders or modifications that you need in the most effective way possible. Your situation is important to me. Contact my firm today to discuss your situation and to begin the process of pursuing the future that you desire.