San Diego Paternity Attorney
In California, the only way that a father or mother can legally prove paternity for a child born to unmarried parents is to go through the court system, even if the father is listed on the birth certificate and holds the child out as his own.
Paternity Lawyer in San Diego
At the law firm of Anthony C. Starks, I am a San Diego paternity lawyer with more than 25 years of experience helping families resolve sensitive legal issues. Whether you are a father who would like to secure your parental rights or a mother who would like to collect child support, I can help you bring a "petition to establish parental relationship" with the courts. Contact me at 619.573.6162 or 866.606.5094.
Paternity and Child Support
A paternity action can be brought by either the mother or potential father of a child born out of wedlock. There are many reasons to establish paternity, including:
- Securing parental rights, including rights to visitation and child custody
- Laying the groundwork for establishing child support
- Disputing child support
- Obtaining access to a father's medical history to understand a child's potential health risks
A father has a right to know whether a child is his. Similarly, a child has a right to know who his or her father is. Paternity cases can be very difficult, but they are also very important. As a San Diego paternity attorney, I can help you take this step and handle any related legal issues, including child support, child custody and visitation.
Contact a Paternity Dispute Lawyer
No matter what your reason for establishing paternity, I have the experience to support your interests. To arrange a consultation, please call 619.573.6162 or 866.606.5094 or contact me online.