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Establishing Paternity in Orange County

Orange County Paternity Lawyer

Gill Law Group handles paternity actions for both fathers and mothers who are seeking to establish paternity and parental rights. We understand the sensitive nature of paternity cases and as such, represent clients with the highest levels of discretion and confidentiality. Our Orange County​ family law firm strives to resolve your paternity case quickly and efficiently so you and your child can move on with peace of mind.

In California, paternity can be established:

  • Voluntarily. When a couple is married, the husband is presumed to be the father, who will then be listed on the child's birth certificate.
  • By a paternity suit. When the mother is unmarried or there is a dispute regarding paternity, the mother can file a paternity action to verify parentage through DNA testing.

Once paternity is established, we can assist with other related issues such as child support and child custody/visitation.

Rights of Parents & Children

It is not enough to simply be declared a child's father on a birth certificate. Once parentage is established, the father is obligated to provide financial support and care for the child. The child can also enjoy rights and the benefit of knowing his or her father.

  • Once paternity is established:
  • The child can enjoy inheritance rights from the father
  • The father has a right to participate in deciding the child's health care, religion, education, etc.
  • The mother has a right to seek child support from the father
  • The child can have access to the father's veteran's benefits, social security, health insurance, and medical history

We're Here to Help

Whether you are a father seeking parental rights to your child or a mother looking to verify paternity, we can guide you through the legal process. We can discuss the rights and obligations of each parent and how this can affect your child. Our team can work with you to make sure that your child is not harmed or traumatized during the process.

To learn more, contact us at (949) 681-9952.

Get to Know Our Team

  • Raja S. Gill
    Raja S. Gill Founding Attorney
  • Stephanie Reyes
    Stephanie Reyes Attorney
  • Edgar C. Johnson, Jr.
    Edgar C. Johnson, Jr. Of Counsel
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    Raja S. Gill

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    Stephanie Reyes

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    Edgar C. Johnson, Jr.

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