Paternity Attorneys in San Luis Obispo
Hire a Skilled San Luis Obispo Family Lawyer
When unmarried parties have a child, the courts must make a paternity finding
before parental rights and obligations are determined. While establishing
paternity may be a sensitive issue, it is necessary in order for your
child to receive the legal and financial support that they need. Whether
you are a father looking to prove paternity as a means of obtaining visitation
rights or a mother in need of child support from your child’s biological
San Luis Obispo family lawyer can provide the strong legal guidance you need to help you move towards
an effective resolution.
Why choose our world-class advocate? Consider the following:
- More than a decade’s worth of legal experience
- Fluent in English and Spanish
positive client testimonials
- Compassionate and personalized representation
Call (805) 980-9002 today to discuss your situation with us in detail.
Why Establish Paternity?
In the United States, it is crucial that parents legally establish the
paternity of their children to ensure they are able to receive key financial
support. Parentage can be established in California either by voluntarily
submitting a declaration of paternity form to the courts or by petitioning
with the court for DNA testing. While many parents avoid the issue due
to fear of the results and the changes the results could bring, if a person
or child does not have a father’s name listed on their birth certificate,
they could miss out on number of legal benefits.
Establishing your child’s paternity can be crucial in ensuring their
ability to receive:
- Child support
- Inheritance rights
- Life insurance benefits
- Veteran’s benefits
- Social Security payments
Determining the identity of a child’s father can provide invaluable
insight into their genetic history, which can be beneficial for both medical
purposes and for affirming self-identity. From a parent’s perspective,
determining a child’s true biological father can be used to assert
a father’s parental rights and responsibilities to visitation and
child custody. Likewise, men can be cleared of the obligation to pay child support if
DNA evidence proves they are not the father.
Consult with Gillet Law Today
If the paternity of your child is in question, the knowledgeable San Luis
Obispo family lawyers at Gillet Law can provide the confidential and professional
legal guidance you need to find the truth. No matter how complex your
case may seem, you can be sure that we will do everything within our power
to help you work towards the outcome you desire. Our advocates are knowledgeable
in all types of paternity actions and can use our legal expertise to ensure
your rights as a mother or father are upheld at the conclusion of this action.
To discover your legal options in full,
fill out an online form today. An attorney from our firm will promptly be in touch.