If you are listed as a parent concerning a child that you do not believe is yours, you have the right to dispute the claim. For example, there are some men who may be contacted by a former girlfriend or sexual partner and informed that they are the father of that woman’s unborn baby. While these claims can sometimes be true, there are other times that they are incorrect. Sometimes, a mother will want to obtain compensation and security for her child, so she will contact former partners in hopes that one of them can provide the finances needed for her and her child.
Because there can be situations where paternity claims are abused, the California Courts Judicial Branch of California has provided a way of escape for any alleged fathers who believe that the claims are false. Alleged fathers can obtain a genetic test that will prove whether or not the baby is his biological offspring. In some cases, the courts may still determine that the man in question is the baby’s father, even if genetic testing proves that that is not biologically true. This is because of the terms on which the individual is associated with the child’s mother.
For example, if a mother is married, then her husband will be considered the father of the child regardless of whether or not he is the biological father. If you want more information about this, or are hoping to dispute paternity and want an attorney to assist you, then you need to contact a Los Angeles family attorney at Claery & Green. With the right lawyer on your side, you will be able to have a fair fight as you search for a way to dispute a
paternity claim. Don’t hesitate to call Claery & Green today at (310) 817-6904 to set up a