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Paternity Attorney in the San Fernando Valley

Handling All Paternity Issues Throughout Los Angeles

Paternity testQuestions of paternity may arise when a child is born to unmarried parents, and to protect the child's best interests, it may become necessary to seek legal help in establishing paternity. Because the establishment of paternity under California law directly affects many other obligations with respect to the child, it is important that a paternity case is handled by a lawyer with experience in this growing area of litigation.

The San Fernando Valley family law attorneys of Joel S. Seidel & Associates handle all aspects of paternity cases, and we encourage you to contact our offices in Century City or Northridge if you have any questions about child custody issues and the legal rights and obligations of fathers.

We can be reached via email or phone at (818) 435-3773. Schedule an initial consultation today!

Legally Establishing Paternity in California

Either the mother or the father of a child may file a petition to establish a parental relationship. Once paternity is established, the court can make decisions on the issues of child custody and visitation, as well as child support.

Though paternity may sometimes be established voluntarily, these matters can become quite complicated if a man denies paternity or if there is a dispute between the child's biological father and another individual—usually the mother's current husband—who has taken the child into his home and raised that child as his own.

Consult with a Competent San Fernando Valley Paternity Lawyer

At Joel S. Seidel & Associates, we are able to help both mothers and fathers resolve paternity issues, including the related matters of child custody and support. When you have us as your representation, you can trust that we are committed to helping you pursue the outcome that you want and deserve.

To discuss your child custody concerns with an experienced family lawyer, contact us online or call (818) 435-3773. We are here to help.

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The Premier Family Attorneys in Northridge

Led by a Certified Expert in Family Law & Divorce Matters
  • Certified Family Law Specialist

    The State Bar of California has named Attorney Joel Seidel a Certified Family Law Specialist, making him one of the few experts on the subject in all of California.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    With decades of experience, our team is committed to crafting the ideal solution for your family situation. By listening to your needs and accounting for your goals, we make sure your case ends as happily as possible.

  • Team-Based Approach

    Our firm will collaborate on your case as a team. While you'll have a primary contact, all of our Los Angeles family law attorneys will be hard at work ensuring every detail of your case is handled well.

  • Ethical & Honest Representation

    We don't take claims unless we believe they have merit. In other words, we don't take your case just to bill you; we take your case because we have a chance to create a better situation for you.