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Paternity Actions
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Paternity Rights/Non-Marital Parental Relationships

A paternity action is a child custody and/or child support action brought between nonmarried parents of a child.

Whether you are a father seeking to prove paternity of your child or a mother seeking a child support order from the alleged father of your child, the paternity and child custody lawyers at Griffith, Young & Lass can help.

Give us a call at 858-951-1526 or contact us online to get started immediately. When needed, we accept same-day or after-hours appointments. We serve all of San Diego County from our office in Carlsbad.

Paternity Actions In San Diego, California

A paternity action is always a non-divorce action brought by an unmarried parent in order to establish a child support or child custody order, or both. Paternity actions may or may not require the father to take a paternity test depending on whether one of the parents contests the paternity of the child.

Paternity law in California is complex and ever-evolving. There are many laws that have resulted in divesting biological parents from parental rights merely because they waited too long to assert them. Further, there are laws that prevent a nonbiological parent from contesting paternity after a certain amount of time has passed since the birth of the child.

If you are a mother seeking to establish paternity of your child’s father, a father seeking parental rights, or a purported father seeking a DNA test to obtain the truth as to whether or not you have fathered a child, it is very important that you understand your legal rights before it is too late to assert them.

Contact our team of Carlsbad paternity attorneys. We can be reached online or at 858-951-1526.