Temecula Paternity Attorneys
Establishing paternity is an important part of establishing legal parental rights and obligations after a child is born. When a child is born outside of a marriage, it may not be clear who the father is. A paternity test can be used to determine the identity of the father.
Whether you are a mother seeking child support or a father seeking to prove your paternity and parental rights, our Temecula paternity attorneys have the experience to help you clarify the paternity of the child and the legal rights and responsibilities that follow. Call us today at 858-935-6211.
Paternity and Mothers
For mothers, establishing paternity is an important step in ensuring that you child is cared for by both of his or her biological parents. If you are unsure of the father’s identity, or believe that the biological father is trying to deny paternity, you can request a paternity test. This DNA test will determine the biological father of the child, who will then be responsible for child care and support.
Paternity can also be important for the future health of your child. Even if you decide to raise a child yourself, knowing the paternity can help you to determine what health issues your child may be prone to. This can be important information for detecting a disease or health risks that the father may have passed down to the child.
Paternity and Fathers
For potential fathers, establishing paternity is especially important for gaining your rightful parental rights, or for being released from the obligation of providing child support to a child that is not yours. If you believe that you are the father of a child, a paternity test can help to prove your legal status as a father so that you are given visitation rights and time with your child.
If you are married and suspect that a child is not yours, or have been ordered to pay child support for a child that you do not believe is yours, a paternity test can conclusively determine the father and excuse you from responsibility if the child is not your own.
Contact a Temecula Paternity Lawyer
The issue of establishing paternity can be an emotional issue for everyone involved. If the paternity of your child is in question, our Temecula paternity lawyers can help you identify the father beyond all doubt so that your family can begin to move on. To learn more about establishing paternity and the legal process involved, contact the Temecula paternity attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, today at 858-935-6211.