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Paternity Attorneys in
Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County

Establishing paternity (parent child relationship) means legally determining the father of a child. If a child's parents were not married to each other when the child was born, the law does not recognize the father unless paternity is legally established by a court order. Establishing paternity will give your child the same rights and benefits as children born to married parents.

These rights and benefits include:
*Legal proof of each parent's identity
*Information on family medical history in case of inherited health problems
*The child knowing the identity of both parents
*The father's name on the birth certificate
*Medical or life insurance from either parent (if available) *Financial support from both parents, including child support, Social Security, veteran benefits and military allowances (if applicable), and inheritance.

Furthermore, establishing paternity is extremely important to fathers who are not married to the mother of the child. Without a court order determining paternity and establishing a legal parental relationship between a father and child, a father is limited in asserting his parental rights. A court order is needed to enforce parental rights specially custody and visitation. Without a valid order signed by a judge most law enforcement agencies will not enforce a visitation or custody agreement. Thus, informal arrangements and/or agreements between the parents are useless when trying to legally enforce ones parental rights.

Establishing paternity gives the father and mother legal rights to:
*Seek a court order for child support
*Seek a court order for custody or visitation
*Have a say in certain legal decisions about the child
*Request move away orders

We understand the legal issues at stake in establishing paternity and are ready to help you with your paternity issues.

For more information and a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys call us at 1-800-589-9901.
 
 


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