San Bernardino Paternity Lawyers
Determining Paternity in California
When it comes to establishing paternity, it can seem like a very complex
and overwhelming process. The good news is that you do not have to navigate
this time on your own.
James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, can help you work through your
paternity concerns and resolve your case in a favorable manner.
James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo are dedicated to providing compassionate
and reliable support. When you work with our firm, you can be confident
knowing we put your best interests first. We understand the complexities
of paternity matters and can use our legal knowledge to help you maneuver
through this time.
Why Does Paternity Matter?
Establishing the biological relationship between a child and their father
is crucial and can play into a majority of family law disputes. Issues like
child custody, visitation,
child support, and even parental rights will all be affected by paternity matters. Typically,
paternity is originally established at a child's birth, where the
husband is assumed to be the father and the wife is assumed to be the
mother. However, if a couple wasn't married or considered domestic
partners at that time, they may have to take additional steps to prove
paternity, such as obtaining a court order or signing a Declaration of
Why is it important to take these steps? There are many benefits:
- Child will receive financial support from both parents
- Legal record and identification of both parents
- Eliminates questions or doubts for child
- Provides access to family medical records for health reasons
- Gives the child health insurance from either parent
- Provide the non-custodial parent custody and visitation rights
The court will still need to make orders for certain provisions, which
is just another reason why having a
San Bernardino divorce lawyer by your side during this time is so imperative. If you are concerned about
establishing paternity or need to obtain child support from a father,
be sure to reach out to us for legal guidance.
Take the time to reach out to our firm by calling (909) 344-5704.