Lean how a California court views a father's rights in custody and visitation matters; what a father can do to protect their father's rights and what tactics are taken by mothers to affect a father's rights in custody.
There are many reasons to establish paternity in California. Establishing paternity provides benefits to both parents and children. Having the father sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity is a fist step in establishing paternity in California. However, paternity must be established in California by court order to protect a father's rights. Once paternity has been [...]
The process of how to establish paternity in California is not necessarily complicated, but it is important. Establishing paternity is the process of determining the legal (biological) father of a child. In most cases, if the parents are married to each other, paternity is automatically established. However, when a couple is not married (unwed), the [...]
Establishing paternity is a major psychological and economical factor that affects a child’s life. For a child born to a married couple, that child is considered legitimate under California law. However, if a mother is unmarried, the person named as the child's father on a birth certificate does not, in fact, legally establish paternity. Furthermore, [...]
Paternity disputes are common in California. Men often dispute paternity when they have reason to believe they may not be the child's biological father. If you are questioning whether to challenge the paternity of your child, contact us for more information. Read on to learn more about how to dispute paternity in California. How is Paternity [...]
There are several benefits of establishing paternity for mothers and fathers. From developing father-child relationships, to obtaining child support, establishing paternity can greatly benefit parents and children. Read on to learn more. What Does It Mean to Establish Paternity? Our clients often ask us “What does it mean to establish paternity?” Establishing paternity means that [...]
Raising a child is expensive. A recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the average middle-class family would spend upwards of $240,000.00 to raise a child born in 2012 over the course of 17 years. This estimate includes food, shelter, clothing, and other basic necessities. Raising a child is a [...]