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Establishment

 

Establishing Paternity

If paternity (legal fatherhood) has not been established, we can help you take the necessary steps to establish paternity. Establishing paternity will provide a child of unmarried parents the same legal rights as a child born to married parents.  Once paternity is legally established, children are entitled to the following:

  • Financial support
  • Access to family medical history
  • Inheritance rights
  • Medical and life insurance benefits
  • Social Security benefit

Establishing a Support Order

Once paternity (legal fatherhood) has been established, we can help you get a child support order.

The State of California uses “Child Support Guidelines” to determine the amount of financial support to be paid. California Child Support Guidelines considers the income, and certain expenses, of both parents and determines the amount of support that should be paid.

Both parents are responsible for the support of their child(ren). It is important you provide us with your most recent address, employer, income and expense information, and the amount of time you spend with your child(ren).

If you have an existing support order that includes child support or medical support, we can help you establish a case and have your existing order enforced.

Child Support Calculations

 You may obtain an estimated amount of child support that may be ordered in your case by using the Guideline Calculator​.​​​​​​


Last updated: 10/31/2018 8:53 AM