What does it mean to establish paternity in California?

Establishing paternity in California refers to the legal process of determining a child’s biological father and establishing a legal relationship between the father and the child. This is crucial for several reasons, such as ensuring the child receives financial support, accessing medical history, and asserting parental rights. To establish paternity, both parents can sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity or pursue a paternity action through the courts.

If you are unsure about how to establish paternity or need assistance with the process, reach out to Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP to schedule an initial consultation.