Child Custody and Support for an Unmarried Father in North County

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Why are child custody and support more important than ever for an umnarried father in North County?
It is becoming more of a norm for children to be born to unwed parents in California and across the nation. The New York Times recently noted more than 50% of women under the age of 30 who have a baby are unmarried in the US. Overall, 59% of children born in the United States have married parents. This means 41% of all children born in the US are to unmarried parents.
This presents a remarkable legal issue for unmarried fathers:
All child custody rights remain with the mother of the child if the parents are unmarried, unless the father asserts his legal rights in a paternity action.
This means the mother is free to deny visitation or to take the child and move out of the area, out-of-state or out of the country and the unmarried father without established paternity has no say in the matter.
This is why it is important to contact the experienced paternity attorneys at Burke & Domercq to learn about the process to establish legal paternity and protect your rights to see your child and participate in important decisions regarding the child’s welfare including but not limited to:
Healthcare and medical decisions
Religious practices
We invite you to review the comments and recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment. Learn about the process to establish your paternity and seek orders from the court establishing important child custody and parenting time rights.