Establishing a Parent-Child Relationship

Legal matters relating to the parentage of a child can be stressful and contentious. Whether you are attempting to acquire DNA for testing or want to rescind your voluntary declaration of paternity, you need an experienced lawyer in your corner protecting your interests.

At the Law Offices of David M. Lederman, our Walnut Creek paternity attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients in family law matters. We offer that experience coupled with overall efficiency and personal, compassionate service. For more information on how we can help you, contact us online or call 866-463-2149.

To be certain that the 18-year support obligation you commit to — one that is both financial and emotional — is undertaken by the correct parents, you may want to review your legal options before signing a declaration of parentage.

What You Need to Know About California Parentage Law

In the eyes of the law, parentage is determined in California when a parent files a Petition to Establish a Parental Relationship. If there is a question about who the father of a child is, then both parents must provide blood for a paternity test. Establishing parentage in this manner is widely accepted, and it is unlikely that courts will go against a DNA test finding.

The legal consequences of a determination that someone is the father of a child include the responsibility to pay child support as well as the right to child custody and visitation. If you receive an order to provide a DNA test or are attempting to compel a former partner to provide blood, our experienced, compassionate lawyers can assist you.

Contact Our Fathers' Rights Lawyers Today

If you have questions about paternity issues, contact our attorneys online or call 866-463-2149 today to schedule a consultation. We want to hear about your case and discuss your options.