Paternity Attorneys in San Luis Obispo

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When unmarried parties have a child, the courts must make a paternity finding before parental rights and obligations are determined. While establishing paternity may be a sensitive issue, it is necessary in order for your child to receive the legal and financial support that they need. Whether you are a father looking to prove paternity as a means of obtaining visitation rights or a mother in need of child support from your child’s biological father, our San Luis Obispo family lawyer can provide the strong legal guidance you need to help you move towards an effective resolution.

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Why Establish Paternity?

In the United States, it is crucial that parents legally establish the paternity of their children to ensure they are able to receive key financial support. Parentage can be established in California either by voluntarily submitting a declaration of paternity form to the courts or by petitioning with the court for DNA testing. While many parents avoid the issue due to fear of the results and the changes the results could bring, if a person or child does not have a father’s name listed on their birth certificate, they could miss out on number of legal benefits.

Establishing your child’s paternity can be crucial in ensuring their ability to receive:

  • Child support
  • Inheritance rights
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Social Security payments

Determining the identity of a child’s father can provide invaluable insight into their genetic history, which can be beneficial for both medical purposes and for affirming self-identity. From a parent’s perspective, determining a child’s true biological father can be used to assert a father’s parental rights and responsibilities to visitation and child custody. Likewise, men can be cleared of the obligation to pay child support if DNA evidence proves they are not the father.

Consult with Gillet Law Today

If the paternity of your child is in question, the knowledgeable San Luis Obispo family lawyers at Gillet Law can provide the confidential and professional legal guidance you need to find the truth. No matter how complex your case may seem, you can be sure that we will do everything within our power to help you work towards the outcome you desire. Our advocates are knowledgeable in all types of paternity actions and can use our legal expertise to ensure your rights as a mother or father are upheld at the conclusion of this action.

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