Paternity issues can arise out of many situations. In many cases, a man may want to establish his parental rights or he may be questioning if he is actually the father of the child.
Whatever your issues may be, it is important to get the help of a knowledgeable Orange County Family lawyer who understands how sensitive a paternity matter can be.
When paternity is contested, the court will order a DNA test to resolve the matter. Depending on the results, the man will either be able to walk away with no legal obligations or rights concerning the child, or paternity will be established and he can proceed with legal action to request joint or sole custody or visitation rights.
It is essential that paternity be determined in order to preserve your right to see your child. If you are trying to determine whether or not you are the father of a child, contact an Orange County Family Lawyer who will explain your options while protecting your rights as an individual and as a father.