Unmarried, separated couples face many of the same legal challenges that traditional families do, especially where care, custody, and financial support for children born out of wedlock are concerned.
At the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC, our staff is sensitive to the problems you face and we work hard to solve them. Murrieta paternity lawyer Michael D. Iverson applies every benefit of his decade of family law experience to generate solutions that benefit you.
What Our Murrieta Paternity Lawyer Can Do for You
Mr. Iverson represents the interests of birth mothers seeking regular child support, and biological fathers who are prepared to pay that support to be closer to their children. He can set the legal wheels in motion that result in DNA testing for proof of parentage, parenting time availability for visitation rights, and general guidance throughout the process.
What Rights Will the Father Have If Paternity Is Established?
Once paternity is established, the father will be entitled to all the rights that a regular parent would have.
These rights include the following, and more:
- Seeing and spending time with the child
- Accessing medical records
- Deciding on their manner of upbringing
It may be possible to make both a visitation and custody petition in court. Visitation is often granted to fathers, but custody can be challenging when the mother also has a strong relationship with the child and has continuously shown to be a good parent for the child. Above all else, however, the courts will always seek what would be in the child's best interests, and that includes ensuring the child has a healthy relationship with the father, when possible.
Do I Have to Establish Paternity Prior to Seeking Child Support?
Establishing paternity can be accomplished through a DNA test or through having the supposed father sign certain documents. However this matter is settled, paternity must be established before you can seek child support in the State of California.
Contact Our Experienced Murrieta Paternity Lawyer Today
Are you an unmarried birth mother who desires zero contact with the father of your child or children? Are you a father whose goal is reconciliation with a birth mother, or the offer of financial support that could translate to increased child access? For all the ways that paternity matters can affect your life, Murrieta paternity attorney Michael D. Iverson can propose practical legal remedies that will put this difficulty behind you.
At the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, the founder of our respected law firm brings many years of successful service, legal knowledge, and client focus to a shared belief in your goals.
Facing a legal family matters or divorce is stressful, but you do not have to go through this on your own. Take the first step and contact the Law Offices of Michael D. Iverson, APC today to learn more.