Experienced San Jose Paternity Lawyer
Paternity Dispute Attorney in Santa Clara County
The Law Offices of Sandra J. McManus represent individuals throughout the San Jose area in paternity matters. We can help to ensure that children and fathers have their legal rights upheld. To find out more about your legal options as a father, alleged father, or mother, contact our firm today to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Call (408) 293-6383.
A paternity action is a legal proceeding to legally establish the father-child relationship when the child’s parents are not married. Paternity attorney Sandra J. McManus can help with everything from establishing parental rights in order to gain custody or visitation rights to establishing paternity in order to collect child support.
If you know who your child’s father is, but you have not put it writing and obtained an official judgment of paternity, the child will not be entitled to the father’s Social Security benefits and will not have inheritance rights in the father’s estate. Even if the father’s name is on the child’s birth certificate, it is very important to get an official judgment of paternity so that the child can get the necessary benefits if something happens to his or her father. Legal paternity is also required to establish court orders governing child support, child custody and visitation.
To contact a paternity dispute attorney, please e-mail our firm today. We can explain the legal process required to establish paternity.