Encino Paternity Lawyer
Helping Parents Establish & Enforce Their Rights
Paternity is the legal establishment of a child's biological father. Quite often, legal disputes regarding the paternity of a child can become heated and emotional.
Paternity actions often arise in situations involving:
At Akbarian Law Group, APLC, we represent both fathers and mothers in paternity actions. Whether you are a father seeking paternity to have access to your children or a mother hoping to establish paternity to receive child support, we can help. Our Encino paternity attorney has extensive experience handling both sides of these cases. Attorney Akbarian takes a compassionate yet results-driven approach and refuses to back down until she has achieved success for her clients.
How to Establish Paternity
In California, if a woman is married when she has a child, her husband is presumed to be the father – though this can be disputed in court within two years of the child's birth. If the mother is not married at the time of conception, a man can sign and file a voluntary declaration of paternity.
If there is any dispute over who is the biological father of the child – who has a legal obligation to support his child financially – the court will likely order the alleged father to complete a DNA test administered by a court-appointed expert.
The Benefits of Establishing Paternity
Establishing paternity has several advantages for mothers, fathers, and children alike. Though the process can be tough in certain situations, it is worthwhile to ensure that everyone can exercise their rights and receive the support they need.
Establishing paternity can be beneficial to parents and children because:
- It ensures that mothers receive financial and/or parenting support from the biological father
- It helps fathers reinforce their parental rights and gain access to their children
- It helps children better understand their family’s medical history
At Akbarian Law Group, APLC, our Encino paternity lawyer understands the sensitivity of paternity cases and approaches them tactfully. She takes great care to protect her clients' rights while acting in the child's best interests.
Call (818) 247-9322 to discuss your paternity action with our Beverly Hills paternity lawyer at Akbarian Law Group, APLC.
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