Temecula Paternity Lawyer
Paternity is an area of family law that is closely related to child custody, visitation rights and child support. If you are a man seeking to establish paternity in order to take advantage of your custody and visitation rights as a father, or if you are a mother looking to prove the paternity of a man in order to have the opportunity to collect child support, we can help. The legal staff of Temecula family lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard K. Isles, is experienced in all areas of family law and can advise you of your rights and how to approach your paternity case in order to properly represent your interests. With years of legal experience and the resources to fully investigate your case and handle all aspects of your legal counsel, these qualified attorneys can offer you the level of guidance and representation you need.
How Paternity is Determined
Paternity may be established if both the mother and father agree and file the necessary paperwork with the court. However, there are situations where a mother may be unsure of who the father is, or where paternity was not initially recognized when the child was born and now the matter must be resolved in the eyes of the court. There are also situations where the mother or the father will contest the paternity action, meaning a DNA test will be necessary to prove who the father is.
Once paternity is established, the father will have both rights and obligations in regard to the child. He will have the right to seek custody or visitation, but he may also be required to pay child support.
Attorney for Temecula Paternity Cases
Understanding the particular process associated with establishing paternity and the consequences once paternity has been established are important.
For a free consultation regarding your case, contact a Temecula paternity attorney at our law firm today. We will be happy to explain the issue in further detail and will inform you of your particular rights.