San Jose Paternity Lawyer​

Establishing the paternity of a child is profoundly important. It can fulfill deep emotional and psychological needs for parents and children, and can allow for parent-child relationships to blossom. Paternity is also important from a legal perspective. If a child does not have a legally recognized father, that child is not eligible to receive the financial benefits that parent could otherwise provide, such as child support, health insurance coverage and rights to Social Security benefits and inheritance. Conversely, fathers who establish paternity gain legal rights to seek custody and visitation of their children and to participate in decisions that affect their children’s education and upbringing.

Santa Clara County Parental Rights Attorney

Protecting Fathers' Rights; Mothers' Rights

At the Law Offices of Andrew G. Marcellino, in San Jose, California, we assist clients in establishing the paternity of children, and in pursuing the rights that paternity ensures. Whether you are a mother who needs a nonlegal father to pay child support, a nonlegal father who wants to become more involved in your child’s life, a stepfather who is seeking to become the legal father of a child, or a parent with another reason to establish paternity, our law office can assist you.

Andrew Marcellino, is an experienced paternity lawyer who can help you establish paternity in any of the following ways:

  • Proof of marriage to the biological mother
  • Signed admission by the parent
  • Presumed parentage

You Have Options For Disproving Paternity

Either party may have reasons for disproving, the paternity of a child. For various reasons, a mother may not want a purported father to be involved in her life or that of her child. A purported father may not want to be burdened by child support and other obligations to a child that is not his own.

If a man who is not the father of your child is demanding to be in your child’s life, or if you are being forced into paying child support against your will, we can discuss your options for disproving paternity.

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San Jose Paternity Attorney

Paternity issues can be extremely complicated, and are almost impossible to resolve effectively without the assistance of an experienced paternity lawyer. If you wish to legally establish your child’s paternity, it is important that you contact us today. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to claim your parental rights and/or responsibilities.

To speak with our seasoned Santa Clara County paternity attorney in a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Andrew G. Marcellino at (408) 266-5291 or (408) 891-2546 (en Español).