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Protecting Fathers' Rights for More Than a Decade

Do you want to ensure you are the father of a child prior to involving yourself in a potentially heated custody and child support battle? Are you certain you are a child's father but are not listed on their birth certificate? Establishing parentage is a vital aspect of family law, since your rights as a parent depend on your legal status as said child's parent. As a potential father, you cannot afford to wait another minute to establish paternity if your name is not on your child's birth certificate, or if you have not taken the measures to list yourself as the father of your child.

Your fathers' rights allow you to make important decisions on behalf of your child, as well retain the following rights in a divorce case:

If you do not establish paternity prior to a divorce, your spouse may receive full custody and forbid visitation rights. Protect your rights today! Speak with our Orange County family lawyers at Diefer Family Law.

How to Establish Paternity

The most common way of establishing paternity is to sign your child's birth certificate when they are born. If you have not been able to do this, you can request to have the certificate amended to include your name as the father. You may also sign a voluntary Declaration of Paternity or approach the court to obtain a court order establishing your role as the father's child. If you choose to acquire a court order, it is vital you have an experienced Orange County paternity lawyer on your side. At Diefer Law Group, PC, it is our team's goal to ensure your paternity case is resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

It is important you establish paternity because it enables your child to receive:

  • Financial support
  • Medical support
  • Social Security benefits
  • Veteran benefits
  • Inheritance

Trying to determine the identity of your child's father?

If you are a mother looking to obtain support from your child's father, but he refuses to acknowledge paternity, our firm can help. We can approach the court on your behalf and require the man proves he is not your child's father. DNA tests may be court-ordered and other evidence may be used to prove he is the father. By securing the identity of your child's father, you may not be required to raise your child without the necessary monetary and parental support.

Retain a Orange County Paternity Lawyer Today

Diefer Law Group, PC provides personalized counsel and representation in all types of family law and divorce cases. If you need to establish paternity, we can help protect your rights! We represent both fathers and mothers looking to establish paternity so they can obtain the support they deserve throughout Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

Our Orange County family lawyers offer a free case evaluation, so do not hesitate to contact us and schedule your consultation.

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