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LAW OFFICES OF SARAH A. INTELLIGATOR
"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."
"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it."
12522 Moorpark Street
Studio City, California 91604
In law, paternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child usually based on several factors. Where paternity of the child is in question, a party may ask the court to determine paternity of one or several possible fathers (called putative fathers) based initially upon sworn statements and then upon testimony or other evidence. A successful application to the court results in an order assigning paternity to a specific man, possibly including support responsibility and/or visitation rights. Once a father has established paternity and, if he wishes to be part of the child's upbringing, he can effectively establish his parental rights with his child by filing a parenting plan.
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