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Paternity

Paternity Solutions From an Experienced Orange County Lawyer

When it comes to getting the support your child needs or asserting your visitation rights with your child, paternity is everything. To make sure these issues are handled correctly, it is extremely important to work with an experienced family law attorney.

At the Law Office of Desiree Causey in Huntington Beach, California, we believe decisions that can be reached by parents through agreement usually work out better than agreements hammered out in a courtroom. We work closely with parents to make sure their rights are protected and their children have what they need.

In California, whoever was listed on the birth certificate is assumed to be the father after two years. Don't let time run out on you. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.

Is Your Name On the Birth Certificate?

For married couples in California, the husband is presumed to be the father. For non-married couples, whoever is listed on the birth certificate is presumed to be the father after a period of two years. If you are not the father, you need to dispute it as soon as possible to avoid that presumption. And if you are the father and are not listed on the birth certificate, you must acknowledge paternity before the state will recognize your parental rights.

We Handle Paternity Issues for Same-Sex Couples

For same-sex couples, there are a variety of steps that can be taken to ensure paternity rights. We can consult with you to make sure things like adoptions are handled correctly. There are many options to explore for paternity, such as having your registered spouse on the birth certificate in situations where a sperm donor was used.

Contact Us Today

Even if your two years are up, we can still help you get your rights. Call 714-372-2225 for a consultation.