Westlake Village Paternity Attorney

Years ago, paternity litigation focused on California child support obligations after identification of the father through evidence that was sometimes unreliable. Today, child support is often an important objective of a paternity proceeding, but the case is just as likely to be about establishing legal custody rights and an enforceable parenting plan for the parents. To learn how a knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand paternity beyond the basics of DNA testing and child support payments, contact the Law Office of Jacqueline Y. Blade in Westlake Village.

We work with unmarried parents of both sexes on a full range of paternity issues, including DNA testing, determining the amount of child support payments, and finding a suitable parenting plan that is in the best interests of the child. We serve clients in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, including Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills, and Malibu.

California law makes very little distinction between the custodial rights and responsibilities of married and unmarried parents, and many unmarried fathers are interested in securing legal recognition for their relationships with their children. Without an order establishing paternity, and custody or visitation, a father's right to a meaningful voice in the child's upbringing and education can be very difficult to enforce. The father's access to his child can also be the subject of manipulation, especially if the relationship between the parents is unstable or terminated.

Ventura County Fathers' Rights Attorney: Call 805-496-2311

Our advice and advocacy for unmarried fathers and mothers can help resolve problems of all kinds including paternity, support and custody issues. These issues arise in all kinds of situations:

  • > Custody, visitation and support problems between unmarried parents whose relationship is over
  • > Establishing paternity when the mother is married to another man
  • > Parental relocation issues between unmarried parents after determination of paternity
  • > Interstate child support or custody problems
  • > Enforcement of child support obligations after determination of paternity
  • > Modification of support obligations or custody arrangements between unmarried parents
  • > Enforcing an unmarried father's rights when a mother with primary custody marries someone else

Find out more about our ability to analyze and resolve the legal and practical problems that unmarried parents often face. Contact the Law Office of Jacqueline Y. Blade for the advice of a knowledgeable Westlake Village paternity lawyer.