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.
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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.