Proving “Legal Parentage”
In the state of California, the establishment of what is termed as “legal parentage” of both parents must be completed before a judge can issue child custody and support orders. In cases where both parents were married at the time of their child’s birth, this is usually a simple matter. With DNA testing biological parentage is also a simple matter. There are several circumstances in which the state “presumes” a person to be a legal parent despite not being married to the other parent when their child was born. These circumstances even apply for non-biological parents.
As long as the circumstances mentioned above are not disputed by either parent, it is unlikely to run into problems in establishing as your child’s legal parent. In the unfortunate event, that your ex-partner is challenging your legal parentage status, we are here to help you prove that you are indeed your child’s legal parent.
Disproving “Legal Parentage”
If your ex-partner is seeking child support from you for a child which is not yours biologically and you feel that you should not be deemed a legal parent, the financial stakes for you are obviously high. We’re here to help you avoid being legally bound to take on a financial burden which should not be yours to bear.
Parentage cases have enormous emotional and financial implications for all affected by the dissolution of a couple’s relationship. Albrecht & Albrecht divorce attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to help you win your parentage case.