Torrance Paternity Attorneys
Legal Help for Mothers and Fathers in South Bay
Establishing paternity allows both the mother and father of a child to
enjoy the responsibilities and privileges of parenthood. California courts
may order a DNA test to ensure that these rights and benefits - as well
as the accountabilities that come with raising a child - are being properly
attended to by both parents.
The mother of a child may decide to pursue a paternity action in order
to establish the identity of her child's father. Even if she is not
married to the father, he is required to pay
child support to help with the child's upbringing. If he refuses to agree to a paternity
test, the court can order him to do so. Make sure that you receive the
support payments you deserve and your child needs and get help from a
legal advisor with the experience and understanding to let you know what
your possibilities are and how you can defend your rights and the rights
of your son or daughter.
On the other hand, if you are suspected of being the father of a child,
you may need a lawyer to help you defend yourself against this claim.
It is important to realize that once you have started making child support
payments, the process involved in ending those payments is quite complicated.
It is important to make sure that you really are the father before those
support payments begin. Even if you are think the child is probably yours,
our lawyers can help you get a court-ordered paternity test and protect
yourself against the possibility of making support payments that you are
not obligated to pay.
Retain Our Torrance Divorce Lawyers for Your Family Law Case
Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation has served families and individuals
in Torrance and the greater South Bay region since 1977 with a dedicated
commitment to personalized client care and excellence in the area of
family law. Colleen & Patricia Barberis have more than 50 combined years of experience
in the legal industry. A caring mother-daughter team with a reputation
for skilled courtroom defense, our lawyers are ready to help you meet
the challenges of a paternity case.
Call our Torrance family law firm today for more information or to set up your first meeting with one of
our Torrance divorce attorneys.