San Diego Father’s Rights Attorneys
San Diego father’s rights attorney, Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS, LL.M, is the founder of the Schaffer Family Law Group, APC. Our attorneys represent parents to ensure that their parental rights are acknowledged.
Fathers’ Rights and Paternity Actions
Many parties can benefit when the paternity of a child is legally established through a paternity test.
- The child’s biological father can gain parental rights, including visitation, and have a legal say in the child’s upbringing.
- Men who are not related to the child can prove that they have no legal obligation.
- The child’s right to know his or her father is the most important benefit of all.
Sarah T. Schaffer, CFLS, LL.M and her team of San Diego family law attorneys represent all parties involved in paternity actions.
Fighting for Fathers’ Rights in San Diego County
During pregnancy, an unwed father’s rights are virtually non-existent unless they are voluntarily granted to the father by the mother. After a child is born, fathers have legal rights, but they must aggressively fight for them. The California courts have established how fathers and other parents can better protect their rights.
Remember, unless you legally establish the paternity of your child, you have no say in his or her upbringing — even if you have lived together in the same home as a family unit for years and financially supported the child. The child’s mother can legally move away with the child / children without your knowledge or consent; you do not even have the right to visit your child.
Children’s Rights to be a Father
California law recognizes that it is in the child’s best interest to have an ongoing emotional and financial relationship with both biological parents. Establishing paternity is the first step to achieving this goal.
If you are interested in establishing the paternity of your child, please contact a father’s rights attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group, APC.
Call Schaffer Family Law Group, APC at (858) 509-7907 to schedule a father’s rights / paternity strategy session today.