Establishing a Parent-Child Relationship
Legal matters relating to the parentage of a child can be stressful and contentious. Whether you are attempting to acquire DNA for testing or want to rescind your voluntary declaration of paternity, you need an experienced lawyer in your corner protecting your interests.
At the Law Offices of David M. Lederman, our paternity attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients in family law matters. Attorney David Lederman is a specialist in family law as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. We offer experience, knowledge, efficiency and personal, compassionate service to all clients, whatever their concerns. For more information on how we can help you, complete our intake form or call 925-522-8889 to reach us in Moraga or Antioch.
Do you need to be certain that the 18-year support obligation you will commit to as a father is undertaken with correct parentage identities confirmed? Review your legal options and obligations before signing a declaration of parentage. Talk to an experienced lawyer about all related issues with confidence.
What You Need to Know About California Parentage Law
In the eyes of the law, parentage is determined in California when a parent files a Petition to Establish a Parental Relationship. If there is a question about who the father of a child is, then both parents must provide blood for a paternity test. Establishing parentage in this manner is widely accepted, and it is unlikely that courts will go against a DNA test finding.
The legal consequences of a determination that someone is the father of a child include the responsibility to pay child support as well as the right to child custody and visitation. If you receive an order to provide a DNA test or are attempting to compel a former partner to provide blood, our experienced, compassionate lawyers can assist you.