Importance of a Custody Order For Unmarried Parents

Many unmarried parents are raising children together, but what happens to the children if they split up? When a married couple divorces, the must settle child custody, visitation, and child support issues before they can finalize a divorce. But there is no requirement for an unmarried couple to go through the courts to end their relationship. Furthermore, there is no requirement for the couple to settle custody, visitation, and child support issues as part of their break up. In this regard, a custody order for unmarried parents becomes critical. Even if the split is amicable and the couple is in total agreement about all of the child-raising issues, it is important that they get a custody order from the court.

By |2019-05-12T08:15:02-07:00January 1st, 2019|Paternity|0 Comments

Reasons to Establish Paternity

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:08-08:00September 2nd, 2017|Family Law, Paternity|Comments Off on Reasons to Establish Paternity

How to Establish Paternity in California

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:23-08:00March 26th, 2017|Family Law, Paternity|Comments Off on How to Establish Paternity in California

How to Dispute Paternity in California

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 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:47:20-08:00October 5th, 2015|Family Law, Paternity|8 Comments