Seasoned Rancho Cucamonga Attorney Handles Paternity Matters
Southern California lawyer works to resolve parentage questions
Even if their relationship doesn’t work out, both parents are required to provide financial support for the children they share. If there is a dispute regarding a child’s parentage, legal action might be necessary to ensure that the young person receives the support they are entitled to. At the Law Offices of Dan Peelman, PC in Rancho Cucamonga, I represent clients in all types of paternity matters. Under California law, a man is presumed to be the father of a newborn child if he is married to the baby’s mother or is living with her in a family-type setting and shows a commitment to fulfilling parental duties. In other cases, legal action is required to establish paternity. Whether you are seeking to establish a legal parental relationship or have been wrongly named as a baby’s father, my firm can assert your rights during negotiations and in court.
Inland Empire family law firm advises on paternity testing and child support
Paternity questions can arise as part of a divorce or in other situations where the identity of a baby’s father is unclear. Whatever gave rise to the dispute, I can outline the relevant legal issues such as the following in an initial consultation:
- Establishment of paternity — For both voluntary declarations of paternity and situations where a woman seeks to establish the legal accountability of the man who fathered her child, my firm provides comprehensive support. This includes taking steps to secure scientific testing.
- Visitation rights — If you are the father of a child but are being prevented from being a part of their life, I can help seek an appropriate parenting time arrangement.
- Disproving paternity — When someone wrongly asserts that you are the father of a child, assertive legal support is necessary to protect yourself from serious long-term obligations. If court action has been initiated against you, I will provide strong advocacy on your behalf.
- Child support — Once a paternity ruling has been made, the father is legally bound to provide financial support. Even if you dispute the outcome or believe that it should be changed, payments must be made until the court modifies or reverses the order. My firm represents paying and recipient parties in child support disputes.
Unlike other states, California does not necessarily equate biological fatherhood with legal parental obligations. Whether your case hinges on genetic testing or testimony regarding your relationship with the child, my firm will deliver exceptional advice and advocacy.
Contact an effective California attorney for an consultation on a paternity matter
The Law Offices of Dan Peelman, PC advises clients throughout the Inland Empire on paternity matters and other family law actions. Please call 909-257-0291 or contact me online to schedule an initial consultation at my office in Rancho Cucamonga.