Establishment of Parental Rights in Ontario, California & the Inland Empire
Honest Answers for Your Family
Representing both men and women in these cases, we keep all parties on equal footing as we explain paternity to our clients from the standpoint of both mothers and potential fathers. Unmarried parents have the same opportunity to have their custody disputes heard by the court as do married parents. When you are living apart, there may be issues as to who has the right to determine medical care, education and where the child lives. Spending time with your child may be difficult if the other parent does not agree. Once paternity has been established by the state of California, the father will have the same parental rights and obligations in terms of child custody and support that he would have after a divorce. From education to health care decisions, fathers have an important voice in decisions regarding the child’s general welfare.
Child Support Without Custody
We also help mothers and fathers file for child support even if there is no visitation issue. We will help you decide if this is really the best decision for your family.
Simply being the biological father of a child does not guarantee you the right to act as the child’s legal parent. If you walk into a school or hospital claiming you are the father of a child, they are not obligated to release your child if you have not established legal paternity. Marriage gives validity to your role as a parent, and without it, you need to establish paternity with a judgment from the court. Schwartzberg | Luther are Ontario, CA father’s rights lawyers who can protect your rights, so you can be there for your children.
We understand that you will have many questions for our attorneys so we are here to give you honest answers. The Law Office of Schwartzberg | Luther, APC, is located in Ontario, CA and offers weekend and evening appointments when necessary, we are here to help. Contact us to schedule a legal consultation at 909-457-4270 or fill out our online contact form and schedule your free consultation today.