What Are My Legal Rights as a Father in a San Diego Family Law Case?

What Are My Legal Rights as a Father in a San Diego Family Law Case?

Pierre Domercq Family Law

We are often asked “What are my legal rights as a father?” in a San Diego family law case.  There is a national law firm who markets “Father’s Rights.”  The fact of the legal matter in California is this: Under California family law a “father” has exactly precisely the same rights when it comes to divorce, child custody and parenting …

Child Custody Work When the Parents Aren't Married?

How Does Child Custody Work When the Parents Aren’t Married?

Pierre Domercq Child Custody and Visitation

How does child custody work when the parents aren’t married?  In California all of the custodial rights of a child born to unmarried parents resides with the mother unless and until the father asserts and receives the legal protections of paternity.  Paternity is the process of establishing the legal rights of a father under California law. In order to establish …

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

What is the Reason to Legally Establish Paternity

Pierre Domercq Paternity

What is the reason to legally establish paternity in North County San Diego?  Doesn’t marriage or completing the forms at the hospital and getting my name on the birth certificate legally establish me as the baby’s father? California law presumes if a child is born to a married couple, they are legally established as the baby’s parents.  If the husband …