Paternity cases are family law matters that involve the child of unmarried parents. At the Law Offices of Evan Braunstein, Los Angeles paternity lawyer Evan Braunstein is trained and experienced in paternity law.
The first stage of a paternity case involves a determination of a child’s parent. This is done by filing a Petition to Establish Parental Relationship. After this has been filed, the other party can either agree to the parental relationship or deny it. If the relationship is denied, the parentage is determined scientifically by a DNA test. If parentage is established the case may then involve child custody and visitation and child support just like it does for married people going through a divorce or legal separation.
A paternity case may be filed by a mother asking for a father to share responsibility for a child, or by a father looking for a relationship with his child. The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein provides legal services related to the determination of parentage, child custody and visitation, and child support. If you live in Los Angeles and want to file a paternity case, or if a Los Angeles paternity case has been filed against you, call or email us to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles paternity lawyer.