Establishing paternity entails the process of determining the biological father of a child. Paternity creates a legal relationship between the biological father and the child. Once paternity is established, the father can obtain custodial rights over his child and will be responsible for financially supporting his child’s needs (child support).
If you believe you are the biological father of a child and would like to obtain parental rights, contact San Diego Esquire for a consultation. If you did not sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity with your child’s mother, you will have to go through the court to establish paternity. Fathers and mothers seeking to establish paternity may bring a legal action. Read on to learn more about our San Diego paternity law practice.
How to File a Petition for Paternity
Complete the following forms to file a petition for paternity in San Diego:
- Petition to Establish Parental Relationship – Form FL-200
- Summons (Uniform Parentage — Petition for Custody and Support) – Form FL-210
- Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) – Form FL-105
Review the Superior Court of California County of San Diego Paternity Packet for more information on how to complete the forms. You can also contact our law office for assistance in completing the forms and legal representation. We can help you file an order to establish paternity, child custody and support.
San Diego Esquire Paternity Service
San Diego Esquire can represent you in establishing paternity. Contact us for more information about our San Diego paternity services.