San Diego Paternity Attorneys
A paternity case is used to determine the biological father of a minor child when the parties were not married at the time of the child's birth. Parentage usually must be established before child support or child custody orders can be obtained. Establishing parentage means obtaining a court order or signing a Declaration of Paternity that dictates who the legal parents of the child are.
If the child was born when the parents were not married, the child does not have a legal father, meaning the father does not legally have rights or responsibilities for the child. Therefore, parentage must be established through the proper legal channels. This leads to issues regarding child support, custody and child sharing rights.
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