Parentage & Paternity
Most fathers don’t realize that they have no legal rights as a parent if they were not married to the mother of their child. If the father would like to gain non-custodial rights they must prove that they are the father. This can be done by DNA testing or proof that the father is a ‘presumed father’ under the family code. Only after parentage has been established may a party seek custody rights. Determining how and when to proceed is always difficult for the client. Avoid the pitfalls of self-representation and let our experienced help you through this process.