Parentage and Paternity

Los Angeles Paternity Lawyers

Both biological parents are responsible.

Both biological parents have responsibilities to the minor child. When the mother and father of the child are unmarried and not together when the child is born, it might be necessary to prove paternity before support can be pursued.

Our family law firm offers compassionate support and advice for parents seeking to prove parentage. We can help ease the stress and burden of the process and handle all the details along the way.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

  • Ease the burden of child support for a single parent
  • Confirm the male parent of the child
  • Both parents financially support the child
  • Establish legal documents identifying both parents
  • Access to medical history on the father’s side
  • Insurance coverage, veterans, and social security benefits
  • Establish a child’s right to inheritance

Cost Should Not Be a Barrier to Accessing Quality Legal Services

If you don’t have the money to pay all your paternity and parentage legal fees up front, ask us about our affordable payment plans. We’ll work with your budget to come up with a strategy that works for you.

Parentage and Paternity FAQ

Parentage establishes a parent’s legal relationship to a child.

If a woman lies to a man about the paternity of her child to obtain financial support, she may be liable for legal action if the man proves not to be the child’s father. If either party disputes a genetic test, the court may set a hearing date to establish parentage.

If a man refuses a paternity test, the court will assume he is the father until genetic testing can be completed.

If a same-sex or unmarried couple has a child and wants to establish paternity, they can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Parentage (VDOP).

Working to Establish the Truth

Our family law team will work with you to get the answers you need to move forward. Call today to learn more about our legal paternity and parentage services. We respect your privacy and ensure your case will be handled with the utmost discretion