The Law Offices of Michelle Evans provides family law and estate planning services,
helping people in the communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley,
Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Goleta, Santa
Maria, and the Santa Rosa Valley.
Michelle Evans is a California State Bar Certified Attorney with offices in Ventura
County and Santa Barbara County. Family Law issues include: Divorce, Spousal / Child
Support, and Child Custody.
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If a person is not married but has a child, a paternity action may become necessary
to establish child custody, visitation, or child support. At the Law Offices of Michelle
Evans, we help both mothers and fathers who are either trying to prove paternity
or contest it. No matter which side you are on, you can benefit from having an experienced
California family lawyer to guide you through the process of a paternity action.
As with all legal actions, paternity cases can be complex so it helps to have legal
support and guidance on your side.
Paternity is the legal identification of the father of a child. Paternity is always
an issue when the parents of a child are not married. Even if one party admits to
being the father of the child and they are listed on the birth certificate, legal
paternity must still be established by the court if the parents are not married.
Once legal paternity is established, the acknowledged father will gain his legal
rights to his child as well as take on the responsibilities of child support.
We handle all legal matters surrounding the determination of paternity, including:
Representing Mothers and Fathers With Legal Issues Regarding Paternity
In Santa Barbara and Ventura County the law is clear that there is a compelling interest
in establishing that there are both a mother and father for each child. Under the
family law code, the establishment of paternity is the legal procedure for the award
of custody, visitation and child support. There are only three issues in any paternity
case: child custody; child visitation and child support. The establishment of the
legal relationship via paternity is also important for the child to obtain benefits
through the father including social security, military benefits, health insurance
and inheritance rights.
Contact a Paternity Attorney
For more information regarding filing a paternity petition, setting aside a paternity
judgment, or to discuss the consequences or ramifications of a paternity suit, we
invite you to schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced paternity
lawyer. We have offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara. Get answers - start by calling
us at 805-242-6270 or e-mail.