How long does a father have to establish paternity?

A paternity action can be brought at any time. When a child’s parentage is uncertain, the court can determine who the legal parents of the child are. Courts are not permitted to order permanent child support from a party who contests parentage until the dispute regarding parentage is resolved. However, the court does have the [...]

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How can you prove you’re the parent of a child?

There are several ways to establish paternity in California. The court may accept a stipulation of parentage from the parties. Parentage can also be established through a voluntary declaration of paternity, which is commonly signed at the hospital when the child is born. There are other factors that are considered when a court is determining [...]

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How can you dispute paternity?

There are many issues that fall under the umbrella of a paternity action. Some reasons a paternity action may be filed are to establish parentage, to terminate parental rights, or to change prior court orders related to parentage. The courts have continuing authority to modify or set aside orders regarding presumed parentage status. If you [...]

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What is DNA testing for establishing paternity?

Genetic testing is a scientific method used to determine the identity of an individual. Genetic testing can sometimes help determine the legal parent of a child. However, genetic testing is not always a conclusive way to determine who the legal parents of a child are. Especially in cases involving adoption, same-sex couples, invitro fertilization, and [...]

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Who are reliable paternity lawyers in San Diego & beyond?

If you are dealing with paternity issues, JWB Family Law can help provide the legal assistance you need to resolve your matter in an efficient and effective way for everyone involved. Our team of experienced and compassionate paternity attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. We understand the stress and confusion that [...]

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