Paternity

California paternity cases are called actions to establish parentage. These actions lead to the determination of a child’s legal parents when those parents were not married at the time of the birth of the child. Generally, a child’s parentage must be established before a parent can be entitled to child support, custody, or visitation orders.

In some cases, a woman may want to establish parentage to be able to gain a support order for her child. In others, a man might seek to establish parental rights and obligations of a child who was born out of wedlock. Whether you are a man seeking answers and protection of your rights as a father or a woman who wants to establish paternity for the benefit of your child, you will want an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process.

Your attorney’s knowledge of family law issues – and those of parental rights in particular – can be critical to a positive outcome for your paternity case. That’s why you need someone experienced like the attorneys at Law Offices of Donna Santo.

This is an area of law that varies in legal procedure, forms, and documents from those required in traditional divorces. We understand these distinctions, and we will help protect you and your interests.

Donna Santo is supported by an experienced team of attorneys and a seasoned professional staff. Our attorneys can advise you and represent you in all aspects of your paternity action, including:

  • · Genetic/DNA testing or other types of prenatal testing for proof of establishing parentage
  • · Dealing with the District Attorney re preliminary findings and presumption of paternity
  • · Resolving related matters of child custody and/or visitation, and
  • · Handling all child support orders

Ventura Family Law Center

Donna Santo takes pride in the communication and service our firm provides to our clients. There is always someone available at our office to answer your questions and address your concerns regarding your paternity matter.

Contact us today regarding your family law issues at 805.644-2883, or e-mail us here, and let us know how we can serve you