Establishing Paternity in California
Pleasanton Family Lawyer Serving Contra Costa County & Alameda County
A common misconception is that unmarried parents have limited rights when
it comes to child custody, visitation, and child support; however, this
is not usually true. At Elene M. Mylordos, Attorney at Law, we are proud
to offer outstanding representation to unmarried parents who are seeking
to establish paternity, also known as parentage, orders. Our team of talented
and highly experienced Pleasanton and East Bay family lawyers can work
with you to help you understand what it means to establish paternity and
how it can help you.
Why determine parentage?
Under the Uniform Parentage Act, the birth mother has no more right to
custody of the child than the birth father. Either parent may seek physical
custody of the child and both parents have a right to visitation. Because
the child has no custodian until an order of parentage has been made,
it is extremely important that a parent establish parentage and custody
before family difficulties arise, such as when one parent moves away with
the child and the other parent finds they have no legal standing to prevent
this from happening. Once parentage has been legally established, the
child is eligible for child support, health insurance, inheritance rights,
and other benefits that the parents might receive.
Contact Elene M. Mylordos, Attorney at Law today!
To learn more about your parental rights and how working with our firm
can benefit you and your children, contact Elene M. Mylordos, Attorney
at Law to schedule a 30-minute, initial consultation with an attorney
from our team!