Chino Hills Paternity Lawyer

If you have had a child out of wedlock, there may be unanswered questions regarding your rights as a father. You may have been present for the birth of your child and signed the birth certificate. You may have believed that signing the birth certificate was sufficient to create your rights as a parent. Unfortunately, it is not enough.

For a father to have any paternal rights, he must first file for paternity. It is a common misconception that paternity suits necessarily involve DNA testing. Often, a DNA test is not necessary given the weight of other evidence such as the mother agreeing that you are the father of the child.

Once paternity has been established, a father will need to file for custody in a separate proceeding. This will be akin to the child custody and visitation component of a divorce. This is also when child support may be addressed.

Protecting Fathers' Rights In California

I am paternity attorney Rossana Mitchell. At my Chino Hills firm, the Law Offices of Rossana Mitchell, I understand the need for both of a child's parents to be legally recognized and to have rights that they can assert if the need should arise. My extensive experience in helping fathers establish their rights allows me to be able to act efficiently and effectively.

My firm also offers assistance to mothers who are seeking to settle questions regarding the rights of the father.

Schedule an initial consultation by contacting my Chino Hills office toll free at 888-631-4938 or by email. As a Los Angeles paternity attorney, I am able to answer many of your questions at this first meeting. Se habla Español.