We use the term “parentage” in California law to refer to a child’s legal parent. For many kids, parentage is established at birth because the parents are married. When parents are not married or a child’s birth occurs more than 300 days after a divorce, California law no longer assumes parentage. In these cases, we work with parents to establish parentage so that they can have certain legal rights in California.
We know that the process of establishing paternity or parentage can produce a lot of anxiety, and we are here to help our clients. Sometimes we work with a mother who wants to establish paternity for child support purposes. We also know how important it can be for fathers and children to file petitions to establish paternity for child custody and benefits purposes. Usually, the court will order a DNA test to determine whether an assumed father is the biological parent. We know that these cases are tough and demanding, and our family lawyers are here to support you through the process of establishing paternity.
Our Pasadena family lawyers regularly work with parents who have questions or concerns about parentage. We know how complicated it can be to establish paternity in many cases, and we want to ensure you have an experienced advocate on your side if you ultimately need to ask a court to order a DNA test. We can answer any questions you have and can discuss your rights as a parent in California.SCHEDULE A CALL