Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Parentage Actions Lawyer

Parentage Actions

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If a man and a woman that are unmarried have a child, it is possible for the courts to get involved and require that both of the parents help to support the child financially. Although this frequently takes place with the court ordering the father to support the child, there are also cases when it occurs with the mother. These types of cases are most commonly referred to as parentage action, although they are sometimes referred to as paternity suits as well. If you are involved in a parentage action, it is important to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP. You can get the legal advice that you need and the necessary support to face the situation.

It is important to understand, the financial aspect of parentage actions is only one of the many factors which may be determined by the court system. For example, the court has the right to establish who gets primary custody of the child. That individual is known as the custodial parent. It can also determine how much time the noncustodial parent is going to be able to spend with the child in the parentage action. Those factors can be determined once a legal document, known as the Petition to Establish a Parental Relationship is filed with the court.

Most parentage actions are filed because the custodial parent wants to establish financial support for the child until the age of 18. It may also be possible that the suit was filed to keep the other parent from visiting the child. One of the factors that are often associated with parentage actions is establishing that you are the biological parents of the child. This is done by a DNA test. It is important for you to address any paperwork that you received, because the court may move forward, assuming that you are the parent if you do not go through with the DNA test.

If it has been determined that you are the parent, you have the legal right for continuing and frequent contact with a child under California law. This law is not contingent on the gender of the parent or the child. If you feel that your rights are being violated, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLPĀ to ensure that you are given the right to see the child, according to the laws in California.

The amount of support that is going to be required that you pay may vary, according to a number of factors. Both your income and the income of the other parent are going to be taken into consideration. Your expenses are not going to be considered in this calculation, but there are ways for the payments to be considered fairly. All of this can take place legally when you use the services of Williams & Javellana, LLP to assist you. We can help you both in and out of the court systems to ensure that your rights are upheld.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015