San Diego Paternity Lawyer
We understand the need for the father to be a part of his children’s lives. We know that establishing paternity is the only way that a father can gain custody and visitation rights to his children who were born outside of marriage. Without the power of the court recognizing you as the father and granting you custody and visitation rights, you have no legal rights. Without the court’s recognition of your paternity, you have no say in your children’s lives. At The Law Office of Dawn Dell’Acqua, our San Diego paternity lawyer can help you establish paternity so that you can enjoy the full rights of a father under the law.
Establish Paternity With the Help of a Paternity Lawyer
Our family law attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist with The State Bar of California. Achieving this certification requires that an attorney practice family law for a minimum number of years. During that time, the attorney must have conducted a set number of trials, settlement agreements and other elements necessary to family law practice. Finally, the attorney must take and pass an extensive examination of family law and a review amongst the members of the family law legal community regarding that attorney’s reputation for quality work.
Only after all of these requirements have been successfully met is an attorney able to become a Certified Family Law Specialist.
During the petition to establish paternity, the parties can agree to establish paternity voluntarily or may use a DNA test to establish paternity. Once the determination of paternity has been made, the court will look to the other legal issues before the court, which may include:
- Child custody
- Parenting plan (visitation)
- Child support
With the help of a paternity lawyer, an agreement will be made or the court will rule on these issues. If necessary, you and your paternity lawyer will be able to return to court to enforce or modify your agreement in the future. A qualified paternity lawyer can help you get the results you want and deserve thereby bettering the lives of you and your children.
Contact Us for a Paternity Lawyer
If you are seeking to establish paternity, make the right choice today for a better life for you and your children after your divorce. Call our paternity lawyer (619) 325-4726, or contact us online to set up your initial consultation with a San Diego paternity lawyer. Visit us at our Google+ page.