Establish Paternity For A Stable Family Life

Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child, as established by a DNA test. Determining paternity is a vital resource for further legal action such as the development of child support or child custody guidelines. father helping son with shoes

If you are seeking to prove that you are a child's father, we can help. At the Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, our family law attorneys can guide you through the process of taking a DNA test and formally registering the results in the appropriate forums in order to permanently establish your relationship to your child.

Establishing Paternity Is A Complex Legal Process

A child born during marriage is considered the child of the marriage and the husband is the father of the child. To refute or establish paternity, the statute gives the alleged father two years from the birth of the child to establish his parental obligations.

Parents who are not married but sign a voluntary Declaration of Paternity are also considered by law to be the lawful parents. When people who are not married cannot agree on the parentage, you need to file a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the court can then order the parties and the child to submit to genetic testing.

If you are the father or mother of a child for whom paternity has not been established, please call the Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, for further consultation. If you are a parent who wants specified custody and visitation orders or who is seeking child support, you may have to file a petition for establishing parental obligations. We can help you in these matters, and we understand that mothers' and fathers' rights in these matters deserve equal weight.

Contact A Paternity Lawyer Serving Brea And Fullerton

The Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, can help families clearly define parenting roles so that your child is supported by responsible, committed caretakers.

To see how the Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, can help in your case, contact us online or call 714-515-5008 and schedule an initial consultation in our Fullerton, California, office.

We provide multilingual services, with Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English spoken. Free initial consultations are available. Credit cards are accepted.