San Diego Paternity Attorney
Your Advocates for Paternity Actions in San Diego County
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 visitation rights.
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Why It Is Important to Establish Paternity
Establishing parentage is important because it entitles the unmarried father to the same rights and privileges as those he would have if he were married to the mother at the time of the child's birth.
There is a myth that courts tend to favor the mothers when dealing with custody and other matters involving children, but the reality is that the courts will always focus on the best interests of the child. However, establishment of paternity is vital if you want to protect your fathers' rights.
Every case is different and based on individual facts and circumstances. No matter how complex your situation is, our experienced San Diego paternity lawyers have the knowledge and skills to assist you. If you are seeking visitation or custody rights to your child, it is best to work through the paternity process with the help of a San Diego paternity lawyer.
How a San Diego Paternity Lawyer Can Help
At Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC, our divorce and family law team offers individual representation to clients for a wide variety of paternity matters, from DNA testing to establishing child sharing, support and custody agreements. We put in the effort to learn everything about your specific situation and provide honest and expert advice regarding your options. Throughout the entire process, our attorneys will be there to guide you.
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