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Newport Beach Paternity Attorney

Protecting the Rights of Parents throughout Orange County

Establishing paternity becomes a very important matter for the children of unmarried parents or in circumstances involving same-sex or domestic partnership relationships. Establishing parentage is a legal process conducted by the courts. Once parentage is declared by the court, the established parent will then have all the legal rights and responsibilities that come with being a parent of a child.

If you need legal help in establishing or opposing a paternity case, Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara can provide competent and experienced assistance. Our team of Newport Beach paternity attorneys is well-versed in California family law and procedure. We also bring powerful resources to any case with our seasoned negotiation and courtroom skills.

Request a consultation with a Newport Beach paternity lawyer by calling (949) 229-8546 or through our online service.

California Paternity Matters

The establishment of paternity is a great benefit to a child. It provides the child with the full knowledge of his or her parentage and gives him or her all of the rights and privileges of children born to married parents.

Paternity establishment entitles the child to such benefits as:

  • Child support and visitation rights if the parents live apart
  • Knowledge and access to the established parent’s family history, including medical and health records
  • Access to potential health insurance
  • Legal documentation that verifies parentage
  • Access to any government benefits the established parent may receive
  • Inheritance rights
  • The right to emotional support from the established parent

Once paternity is declared by the courts, the established father is obligated to provide financial support for the child. He also has the legal right to seek custody or visitation rights. If a father disputes the fact that he is the biological parent of the child, he can request DNA testing to determine whether he is responsible for child support.

Paternity may be established by either willingly signing a Declaration of Paternity or through petitioning a judge for a court-ordered declaration.

Aggressive Family Law Assistance

Regardless of the circumstances behind your paternity case, Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara can work diligently to resolve your matter as smoothly and economically as possible. We understand the stress and difficulty that family law problems can cause and offer compassionate and proficient legal support throughout the duration of your case.

Talk to a Newport Beach paternity lawyer about your case today. Call (949) 229-8546 to arrange for a consultation.

Why Hire Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP?

  • Experience with Complex, High-Value Cases

  • Highly Awarded by Prestigious Associations

  • Thoughtful, Competent Representation

  • Four Certified Family Law Specialists

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys