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If you are the biological father of a minor child but were not married to the child’s mother at the time of birth, it is imperative you establish parentage of your child. Doing so permits child support, custody, and parenting time orders to be entered and obtained on your behalf, binding you legally with your child. It also creates familial bonds that help your child’s overall growth and well-being.
At Moradi Saslaw, our paternity attorneys will help you navigate the paternity process in San Francisco. Our legal team is:
Contact the San Francisco family law lawyers at Moradi Saslaw today to address your legal questions and concerns regarding California’s paternity laws and the benefits of establishing parentage for your child.
At Moradi Saslaw, we are proud to represent fathers in a variety of paternity matters, from DNA testing to establishing support, child visitation, custody, and other parental rights. We can also help if you find the need to challenge paternity in the San Francisco area.
Our attorneys will gladly do the following and more on your behalf:
Learn more about how California’s paternity laws affect the relationship between you and your child by contacting Moradi Saslaw. One of our attorneys will meet with you in a confidential consultation to discuss your circumstances and the best approach to your paternity case.
To establish parentage in California, an unmarried father must obtain a court order or sign an official Declaration of Paternity declaring he is the child’s legal father. Even if a father can prove he is the biological father of a child, unless he was married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth, he does not legally have any rights or responsibilities for the child.
Until parentage is established, the other parent has no legal obligations to the mother as a co-parent, does not owe child support, and is not entitled to custody or visitation. Once the court rules as to parentage, a child support order, custody order, and visitation order may be set and enforced on either parent’s behalf.
Regardless of the reason you are seeking a paternity order, Moradi Saslaw can help you. It is crucial as a parent to secure a parentage order on behalf of your child. This allows them the knowledge and support benefits to which they are entitled by California law.
The paternity attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are experienced and ready to provide you with the guidance you need to pursue your rights as a parent, whether these are visitation and custody rights or the ability to collect child support payments.
Call or contact Moradi Saslaw in San Francisco today to discuss your paternity matter.