Paternity Actions in L.A. County
Los Angeles Family Lawyers
Paternity refers to the biological relationship between a child and a father,
and unlike maternity which is established at birth, it is not always easy
to tell who the real father of a child is. In some situations, the paternity
of a father can be challenged, and in these cases legal action may become
necessary. Paternity can affect such things as
child support, and
visitation rights, so it is important to have representation from an experienced
Los Angeles family law attorney until the matter is resolved.
Importance of Establishing Paternity
Paternity actions are taken to determine who the biological father of a
child is. Most often in Los Angeles, paternity is called into question
for financial or custodial reasons. If you are not the biological father
of a child, you may not be entitled to continue paying child support,
and your custody and visitation arrangements may need to be amended. In
order to determine paternity, the courts will sometimes order a paternity
test to legally establish a biological relationship, or in some cases
to reveal the lack thereof. Once the test results are identified, your
lawyer will take whatever actions are necessary next to resolve the situation.
Call Our Los Angeles Paternity Attorneys
At Claery & Hammond, LLP our Los Angeles divorce attorneys provide
exceptional representation to individuals involved in paternity actions.
Whether you are a mother who is wishing to establish paternity for the
purpose of acquiring child support, or a father who is wishing to prove
your biological relationship to a child to preserve your visitation rights,
a lawyer from our firm can help you.
We have represented countless clients during paternity proceedings, and
our firm can ensure your rights are protected while advocating on your behalf.
Contact us or fill out a
free case evaluation form to learn more about paternity actions in Los Angeles, California.
Call Claery & Hammond, LLP at (310) 817-6904.