Mothers' rights may sound self-explanatory but the situation is often more complicated than it first appears. An unwed mother is automatically granted parental rights to her child, while an unwed father is not-not until paternity has been established. Because of this policy, unwed fathers are not held legally responsible for the financial burden that comes along with raising a child. If you are an unwed mother seeking child support from the father of your child, you need to contact a Covina divorce attorney from my firm today. Well versed in family law and paternity, my firm will help you decide what your next step should be, as well as advising you on how to proceed.
Establishing the paternity of your child is the only way to make the father of your child legally and financially responsible. This will likely involve taking the father to court and having the court request that he submit to a paternity test. Once the paternity has been established, you will be able to seek child support from him. However, once paternity is established, the father may also seek visitation or even custody of the child. It is essential that you have a paternity lawyer who can protect you and ensure that you are able to go on parenting your child as you have been since the day he or she was born.
When fighting for the support you and your child need, the Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. can help you. My firm has years of experience handling cases involving questions of child support, child custody and paternity, and I will do everything in my power to protect my client and her child. Contact us today.
If you are trying to assert your mothers' rights, contact a Covina mothers' rights lawyer from my firm today.