Are you in a situation where you are not sure you are the father of a newborn child? Do you want to exercise your own legal paternity rights? If this is your case, DNA testing and a court order is what you need.
Depending on whether or not the child’s mother will allow you to do DNA testing, you may have to petition the court to order DNA testing. You may have to provide evidence showing that you are the father. Once the results are determined, the court will hold a hearing. If you are shown to be the child’s father, the court will issue a child support order.
If you are a father who wants to establish paternity so you can take part in your child’s life, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will make sure you get a fair chance at actively participating in the life of your child.