Paternity Cases in California
Upland Paternity Attorneys
A paternity action allows the court to determine the parentage of a child. Parentage can be determined in several different ways, including via DNA testing. Under certain circumstances, the court can order both parties and the child to submit to paternity testing by DNA. In other circumstances, you may have previously signed a voluntary declaration of paternity and want to rescind it.
Once parentage is established, both parents enjoy all the many rights and responsibilities of parenthood. These rights include access to and input regarding child custody, visitation, and support of the child. In addition, the child acquires the right to inherit from you. If the parents are unable to resolve these issues, the court may make any or all of these decisions for them.
Paternity actions may also arise if the county's Department of Child Support Services files a court action regarding your child and seeks to establish paternity and / or obtain child support for the custodial parent. In these types of cases, the county may seek repayment for public assistance expended on behalf of your child.
Need a lawyer to establish paternity in Upland, CA?
The experienced Upland family attorneys at the Law Offices of Heidi Romeo & Associates maintain a goal to prepare and complete each case so that the client is in a position to move forward with life once it has been resolved. They work tirelessly to protect clients' long-term interests. With experience in representing clients throughout the Inland Empire in contested paternity hearings and trials, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Heidi Romeo & Associates are prepared to help you with whatever legal dilemma you may face surrounding the paternity of a child. Call the firm for a free case evaluation and get back on the road toward peace of mind.