When a married couple has a child together, the State usually recognizes the husband as the child's father unless action is taken to prove otherwise. When an unmarried couple has a child, however, paternity could be a disputed issue. Since every child deserves to receive support from both of their parents and to have relationships with each of them, it is important to take legal action and establish paternity so that your child is adequately cared for by both of their parents.
In order to establish paternity in a disputed case, a DNA test will be taken. This process can take time, but in the end, the State considers the results of the test as solid evidence of paternity. If you are a father looking to establish paternity and obtain child custody or visitation rights, or if you are a mother looking to establish paternity so that you can pursue child support, our firm can help. Searching for an attorney for a paternity case in Pasadena? Contact the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer to discuss your case with a Pasadena divorce attorney and find out what can be done to help you establish paternity and fight for your fathers' or mothers' rights.
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