Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child, as established by a DNA test. Determining paternity is a vital resource for further legal action such as the development of child support or child custody guidelines.
If you are seeking to prove that you are a child's father, we can help. At the Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, our family law attorneys can guide you through the process of taking a DNA test and formally registering the results in the appropriate forums in order to permanently establish your relationship to your child.
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Establishing Paternity Is A Complex Legal Process
A child born during marriage is considered the child of the marriage and the husband is the father of the child. To refute or establish paternity, the statute gives the alleged father two years from the birth of the child to establish his parental obligations.
Parents who are not married but sign a voluntary Declaration of Paternity are also considered by law to be the lawful parents. When people who are not married cannot agree on the parentage, you need to file a Petition to Establish Paternity, and the court can then order the parties and the child to submit to genetic testing.
If you are the father or mother of a child for whom paternity has not been established, please call the Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, for further consultation. If you are a parent who wants specified custody and visitation orders or who is seeking child support, you may have to file a petition for establishing parental obligations. We can help you in these matters, and we understand that mothers' and fathers' rights in these matters deserve equal weight.
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The State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization grants certification status to qualified lawyers in the practice of family law. Of the nearly 200,000 lawyers in California, approximately 1,100 have been certified as family law specialists. That 0.55 percent is distinguished by substantial experience, successful completion of a demanding specialist's examination, focused continuing legal education and peer recognition.
As a certified family law specialist, attorney Indu Srivastav has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of legal competence.
Members of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, in particular, have access to a large network of experienced practitioners and to publications and continuing education programs that can constantly enhance and enlarge their skills and knowledge of an ever-evolving area of the law.
Certified specialists must renew their standing every few years and keep their practice focused predominately in their particular field of expertise.
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At The Law Offices of Indu Srivastav we understand the emotional challenges that you are facing. We actually care deeply for each and every client and our passion for the absolute best results is unmatched.
Contact The Law Offices of Indu Srivastav to schedule your free consultation. We are here to provide you with advice and guidance on your next steps.
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The Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC, will help your family work through whatever changes you are facing. We provide multilingual services, with Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English spoken. Free initial consultations are available. Credit cards are accepted.
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