Encinitas and Temecula Paternity Lawyer
Serving San Diego County and Riverside County
Both parents of a child have the right to be a part of their child’s life and a duty to provide the financial care that the child needs.
If the father of a child is unknown, it can be difficult to ensure that the proper child support and child custody orders are created. In California, paternity is referred to as “parentage.”
When a couple was married at the time the child was born, the law assumes the husband to be the father. However, parentage may need to be established if the baby was born to unmarried parents.
If you have questions about establishing parentage, turn to Attorney Novack at the Novack Law Offices.
Attorney Novack is committed to helping clients deal with establishing parentage, seeking DNA testing and dealing with all of the issues that may arise after the results of the test are revealed. We work hard to see that the rights of either parent are protected and that paternity is legally established whenever possible.
Reasons for Paternity Testing
Regardless of the reason, a simple cheek swab from child and father can start the DNA testing process. After this process has been completed, the parents can move forward with creating orders for support and custody.
It is important that both parents be as involved as possible with the child and provide proper care. Establishing the parentage of a child can not only give parental rights to the proper father, but also make certain that the correct parent is given responsibility for child support.