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Paternity: Everything You Need to Know in California

You may have some questions about the establishment of paternity and we can help. We believe that establishing paternity can be extremely useful to you in your family law case, and a big step for you and your child. This is why it is important to talk to us as soon as possible to find… Continue reading →

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Paternity and the Various Types of Fathers in a Custody Situation

If there is no agreement between you and the father of your child, you or the father will have to bring a paternity suit to identify the father of your child. In many cases, paternity suits are used as a way to establish financial responsibility or gain visitation rights between parents. Biological Fathers: The Only… Continue reading →

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The Importance of Establishing Parentage for California Parents

Parentage cases, also known as paternity cases, are when the court orders who the legal parents of the child are. When both parents are married to one another when the child is born, there is usually no question of who the father is; however, for unmarried parents, parentage must be established legally. In many cases,… Continue reading →

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Options That Unmarried Parents Have in Determining Custody

When it comes to child custody, unmarried parents face many of the same challenges that married parents do. Depending on whether you are the mother or father of the child, the child custody laws will differ. Take, for instance, the following: Mothers: When a mother is unmarried and in the midst of a custody battle,… Continue reading →

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Problems You May Encounter With Paternity

In many cases, when a baby is born, paternity is assumed because the couple is married, a form is signed, or the father agrees to have his name put on the birth certificate. There are many reasons why paternity is important for everyone involved, as it secures support for the child and the father is… Continue reading →

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The Process and Benefits of Establishing Paternity

There are many important reasons why a parent would want to establish paternity that will both benefit the parent and the child. However, you may wonder how the process works and how we can help you along the way. Today we will help you understand. Ways That Paternity is Established  1.) The first way that… Continue reading →

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Unmarried Parents Pursuing Child Support

Mothers and fathers alike ask the same question all the time: “If we were never married do I have to pay child support?” The answer is simple: Yes. Even in the case of non-custodial, unmarried parents, they will have to pay child support legally until their minor children reach 18 years of age. Unmarried parents… Continue reading →

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Can Sperm Donors Be Liable for Child Support in California?

Laws surrounding sperm donors and parenthood can be complicated, and they vary from state to state. In California, the sperm donor’s legal parent status depends on the circumstances of the sperm donation. If a married woman conceives through assisted reproduction under the supervision of a licensed physician (with the consent of her spouse), then her… Continue reading →

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Establishing Paternity

Do you need to establish paternity? When a child is born, paternity is usually established by the father signing an Affidavit of Paternity at the hospital. What happens if the mother and father are estranged at the time of birth or the father isn’t sure the child is his? This presents a problem, especially if… Continue reading →

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California Family Code & Paternity Actions

A man who has never been married has a right to establish a legal relationship with his child. He also has the responsibility of financially support that child. Seeking paternity is the procedure that establishes the rights and responsibilities of a father who is not married to his child’s mother. Under California Family Code Section… Continue reading →

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