When a child’s parents are not married, a paternity action may be required to legally establish the relationship between father and child. At the Law Offices of Lori Clark Viviano, we assist clients in a range of paternity matters, from establishing parentage through a paternity test to seek custody and visitation rights, to enforcing child support payments once the father’s identity is legally established.
In paternity matters, it is important to stay focused on the needs and best interests of the child. For compassionate and experienced representation in a paternity legal issue, contact our lawyers in San Diego. Call (619) 817-8691 or (866) 567-3520 (Toll-Free).
The Importance of Establishing Paternity
When the identity of the child’s father is known but not documented, it is necessary to seek an official judgment of paternity. This can be done through a paternity test. Without doing this, a child’s rights are limited in regard to inheritance rights or eligibility to receive Social Security benefits.
Having the father’s name on the birth certificate does not qualify as an official judgment of paternity. Our law firm can assist you with seeking this judgment. Once complete, we can assist you with seeking child custody or visitation rights, or enforcing child support payments.
For answers to your questions about paternity, contact a San Diego attorney. Mention our website when you call to receive a discounted rate on your first meeting.
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