Why would you need a paternity attorney? California couples having children while not married who do not subsequently marry, are subject to the paternity laws of this state.
A paternity action involves Court proceedings that determine the paternity of the father if that is an issue, and also decide child custody, visitation and child support issues. Related issues concerning property and restraining orders can also be decided by the Court. Paternity actions can be resolved by agreement, and if they are, there is no need for anyone to go to Court. As in all my cases, I try to resolve paternity cases by agreement, if at all possible.