Unmarried Father in Cohabitation Consider a Paternity Case

Should an Unmarried Father in Cohabitation Consider a Paternity Case

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Should an unmarried father in cohabitation consider a paternity case in Carlsbad?  In the past 17 years the number of cohabiting, unmarried couples has almost doubled.  Couples are waiting much longer to get married and more than 40% of the children born in the United States last year were born to an unmarried couple.  This has become the standard for …

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 …

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Balancing Issues of Paternity in Carlsbad and North County

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Do you need help balancing issues of paternity in Carlsbad and North County San Diego?  Paternity is one of the many aspects of family law that require the advice of a seasoned and proven lawyer. Paternity issues can be emotional and challenging for both unmarried parents before and after the arrival of a child.  The mother may be concerned with …

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California

Can an Unmarried Mother Take her Child and Leave California?

Pierre Domercq Paternity

Can an unmarried mother take her child and leave California without the father’s permission?  While this is a complex legal question, the simple answer begins with “yes, unless the father of the child asserts his rights and paternity under California law.”  If this is the case, how does an unmarried father in California protect his custody rights and the parenting privileges …

“My unmarried wife can take our baby and leave town and I have no legal say in the matter?”

Pierre Domercq Paternity

It may surprise many North County San Diego residents to learn that more than half of the children born in the United States today come into a family with unmarried parents. The norms have changed, and couples are tending to live together before entering into marriage. This presents an important legal challenge for the unmarried fathers of children born in …