Posts Tagged ‘Paternity’

Am I expected to pay child support if I am not the biological parent of the child?

A man could still be required to pay child support if he was never married to the mother and is not the biological father, if paternity is established. When a baby is born, one of the most important things to do is to establish paternity of the child. Establishing paternity, meaning who is the father,… Continue reading →

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Can I get child support if I’m married and my husband signed the birth certificate even though he is not the real father?

When a baby is born, one of the most important things to do is to establish paternity of the child. Establishing paternity is the best way to protect the child, mother, and father and their rights to child support or visitation. There are different types of fathers, and many different ways to determine who is… Continue reading →

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Unmarried Parents and Child Support

In every state, parents are required to support their children. Therefore, parents are required to pay child support even if they were never married.  If one parent financially supports the child more than the other, then the non-custodial parent will have to pay child support. Amount of support is determined depends on how much each… 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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Do I Have To Pay Child Support?

I am not married to the mother of my daughter; do I still have to pay child support? What a silly question. Parents who are unmarried are still parents. You are expected to provide the basic needs for your daughter, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care and day-to-day living expenses. It doesn’t matter 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 →

Paternity

Need help with a paternity matter in Orange County? Whether the couple is married or unmarried, the issue of paternity may arise when there is a question about who is the father. In the case of the mother – she may ask to have the paternity of her child established so she can seek and… Continue reading →

Questioning paternity?

A father’s role in his child’s life is equally as important as a mother’s.  Are you questioning whether you are the father of a child? Are you looking to prove paternity in order to receive custody rights or are you trying to disprove paternity so you won’t be responsible for paying child support? When there… Continue reading →

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Paternity issues

Do you have paternity questions?  Are you questioning that the newborn baby born to your girlfriend is yours?  Are you just not sure? You have rights.  If parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity in order to define parental rights and responsibilities, such as decision-making, child custody and child support, and visitation… Continue reading →

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Determining paternity

Today, many couples are choosing to have children without being married.  A child is entitled to the love and support from both parents. What happens when the identity of the father is not sure?  The mother and the potential father can file a petition in the court to settle this issue.  The court has the… Continue reading →

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