BACINETT LAW OFFICES

A Premiere Family Law Firm
Areas of Practice
The Bacinett Law Offices is experienced to handle all issues in the broad area of family law. These issues range from a simple modification of child support to complicated issues of business evaluations, income available for support, and proving your separate property claims.

PATERNITY

Parentage, Paternity and the Best Interests of the Child

Ideally, every child should have a relationship with both of his or her parents. California family courts are obligated to make decisions that support the best interests of children, and California law supports supportive relationships with both parents. When a child is born outside of a marriage or other committed relationship, questions of paternity (a legally recognized parent-child relationship) can arise that require the help of an experienced lawyer.

The Bacinett Law Offices helps clients by establishing paternity and making arrangements that provide for the best interests of the children involved, including visitation, custody and support orders. Contact us to speak to one of our attorneys about paternity, custody, child support or other family law concerns.

Help in Determining Paternal Rights and Responsibilities

While identification of biological maternity is generally easy, determining the identity of a child’s father can present challenges in some circumstances. Once paternity has been established — under California law this can be done through blood testing or by other means — defining paternal responsibilities and arrangements for the future is an important legal task that needs to be done properly.

Where paternity is concerned, California law establishes certain obligations (financial support, in particular) and rights (custody and visitation, in particular) for fathers that are no different from those that would apply in a divorce case. With the help of an attorney, the mother of a child can pursue child support through a court order. In the same way, a father can seek the custody and visitation rights to which he is entitled. We represent both mothers and fathers in paternity cases.

“Mr. Bacinett was very helpful in handling my divorce.  It was complicated and took a while but the divorce was finalized to my satisfaction.  We would recommend this attorney especially if your legal needs are comprehensive.”
Doug M (Yelp Review), Family Law Client

BACINETT LAW OFFICES, PC

We know that you have tried to work things out on your own, but its time to make sure you have the help you deserve.
Call 619.667.4000 to schedule an appointment.
Contact Attorney Bacinett at sjb@bacinettlaw.com