Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Perils of Paternity: What Are My Options After Finding Out I’m Not the Father of My 4-Year-Old Child?

Finding out you’re not the biological father of a child that you’ve helped raise or support can be difficult to come to terms with. It can also be difficult to arrange new terms if you haven’t been in the child’s life but have been paying child support since his or...
Perils of Paternity: Finding Out You’re the Father of a Young Child

Perils of Paternity: Finding Out You’re the Father of a Young Child

Finding out you have a young child can be a shocking and life-changing experience. Your priorities and outlook on life can immediately change. You want to be more involved in your child’s life, but you may not know how to go about it or whether you’re even allowed to...
Perils of Paternity: Don’t Wait to Determine Paternity & Request Joint Custody

Perils of Paternity: Don’t Wait to Determine Paternity & Request Joint Custody

In California, there is generally no question about parentage with married couples when a child is born. However, if a couple isn’t married, the father may experience difficulties establishing his paternity rights if the parentage isn’t established soon after the...
How Early in a Child’s Life Can I Determine Paternity?

How Early in a Child’s Life Can I Determine Paternity?

  If you have questions or concerns about the paternity of a child, it’s important to resolve those issues right away.   Determining paternity right away helps establish legal and social benefits for both the parent and child, helps provide an accurate...
What Should You Know about California’s Paternity Leave Law?

What Should You Know about California’s Paternity Leave Law?

Paternity leave benefits are much less common in the United States than maternity leave benefits. However, California is one of the few states in the country that provides fathers with paid time off via a state law. In California, paternity leave benefits are a part...
California Paternity FAQ

California Paternity FAQ

For many couples, having children is one of the happiest times of their lives. But when an unmarried couple conceives a child, or when a man discovers he may not be the biological father of a child, they may require a paternity action to establish/disestablish...