Seeking to Establish Paternity?
Let our family law firm assist you.
When a married couple has children, the father is also considered the legal
parent of the child. If an unmarried couple conceives a child, the mother
will often need to establish paternity if she intends to pursue
child support from the biological father. There are also situations in which the biological
father may want
child custody or
visitation rights, which will also require the establishment of paternity. A divorce
lawyer can provide valuable consul regarding paternity issues, and discuss
in more detail the rights of each parent and the child after paternity
has been determined. This includes:
- The mother's right to pursue child support
- The father's right to seek custody and visitation
- The father's right to include the child in his health care plan
- The father's right to dispute an adoption
- The child's eligibility to receive the father's social security
of death benefits
- The child's inheritance rights under probate laws
The establishment of paternity begins with the filing of a petition with
the court, after which the father will be ordered to take a paternity
DNA test. The Graves Law Firm is a respected family law firm that has
helped many clients resolve paternity matters, including individuals seeking
the legal right to pursue support, as well as custody and visitation.
Contact a Qualified Pasadena Family Law Lawyer
Paternity is the legal acknowledgement of the biological relationship between
a father and child. Unmarried couples often need to establish paternity
to ensure their rights and the rights of their child are protected. The
firm understands the sensitive aspects of paternity cases, and will provide
the caring and considerate support needed throughout your case.
Contact a paternity attorney for professional and attentive legal assistance if you are seeking to