We will do everything possible to ensure that your child is placed in the most beneficial environment and that a fair visitation arrangement is reached. We’re committed to offering a full understanding of your parental rights before, during, and after your divorce.
While many states support “common law marriages,” California is not one of them. In the event that an unmarried woman gives birth to a child, it may be necessary to institute legal proceedings to confirm the child’s paternity. Both parents have the legal right to request a DNA test to ascertain the identity of a child’s father. Once the paternity is confirmed, the biological father is legally entitled to some level of relationship with his child, either through full custody, partial custody, or court-mandated visitation. The court will also decree the awarding of child support payments based on which parent has primary custody.
We help Dads faced with a divorce, custody, support, paternity matter, or child support enforcement problems. Fathers have the right to seek and have custody of their child. If custody is not awarded, a father has a right to be involved in their child’s life, without undue interference from the custodial parent. Under the law, dads have equal rights. We assist you in making sure the courts know that.