Los Angeles Paternity Attorneys
Interested in Establishing Paternity Rights in California?
Each of a child's parents has a responsibility to support the child and a right to maintain a strong parent-child relationship. When a child’s parents are married at the time of his or her birth, the husband is presumed to be the father in the eyes of the law. However, paternity often needs to be established when an unmarried woman has a child. The biological father of a child can be determined through a DNA test. The results of this test can then be used by the court as evidence of paternity. If you need to establish paternity, a Los Angeles paternity lawyer from Stolar Law Group can help you.
When handling paternity cases, our paternity attorney in Los Angeles deals primarily with two issues:
- The responsibility of a father to make child support payments to the child's mother
- The right of an unmarried father to share in custody and visitation
It is our goal to take care of our clients and their children, providing legal solutions that last a lifetime. If you are a single mother or father and would like help establishing legal paternity, our firm is ready and willing to provide you with the tough and professional legal services you need at this moment. Our Los Angeles paternity attorneys consider themselves partners with the parents they represent.
Call (818) 600-6534 to request an initial consultation with our paternity lawyer in Los Angeles.
Why Should I Establish My Child’s Paternity?
Taking care of children can be a hassle, but many programs and organizations help caretakers do the best they can. However, all the charity in the world can’t replace one of the most important sources of information and help, a child’s father.
Benefits of Establishing a Child’s Paternity
The goal of paternal laws is to force fathers to be responsible for their children, even if they walk away from their kids. To accomplish this goal, every state in America has established child support laws.
As we all know, caring for children can get expensive, and that’s why child support laws exist. Child support laws force noncustodial parents to pay custodial parents a monthly sum to help care for the needs of the child.
Child support can only be requested from a child’s parent. Therefore, if a child’s paternity isn’t established, the father of the child will have no legal requirement to pay child support. Therefore, establishing paternity will grant the custodial parent child support amounts.
Access to Medical Records
Medical conditions are often passed down genetically; in other words, from parents to their children. When a child’s paternity is unknown, his or her health is at risk because half of the medical record is missing.
Without a full medical record, children are threatened by:
- Food allergies;
- Genetic diseases;
- Lack of medical history.
However, when a child’s paternity is established, the father’s medical record is released to the custodial parent, granting access to potential hazards and harms.
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For more than three decades, our reputable law firm has been providing a full range of family law services to clients throughout Southern California. A number of those issues, including child custody and child support are directly related to the establishment of legal paternity.
We can assist you with other paternity-related issues, such as:
- Physical and legal custody
- Modification of custody and support orders
- Termination of parental rights and stepparent adoption
- Domestic abuse and custody
- Child support enforcement
- Fathers' rights
- Rights of unmarried parents
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