Representing Fathers & Mothers in Agoura Hills & Beyond
Are you looking to pursue your legal rights as the father of your child? Or maybe you are seeking child support from the father of your child? At Hoffer Family Law Firm, we assert the rights of mothers and fathers in paternity matters. Our family lawyer represents unmarried clients who need assistance establishing orders relative to child custody, child support, or other matters relating to paternity.
When the custody or support of your child is on the line, you need to use every tool at your disposal. While paternity cases can be difficult, Attorney Jeffrey L. Hoffer understands that when clients retain our firm, they are placing their trust in his zealous counsel. Let us handle it for you.
Our experienced Thousand Oaks paternity lawyer will fight on your behalf. Call (805) 449-4290 to get started now.
What Are My Rights as a Father?
It is in a child's best interest to have a relationship with their father to help foster learning and development. As a father, you have a right to build and maintain this relationship. Previous assumptions that the mother is more suited to care for and nurture children are becoming outdated as more and more fathers are being granted joint custody rights. Courts are now recognizing the importance of fathers in the lives of children.
Fathers in California have numerous legal rights, such as:
- The right to claim paternity
- The right to maintain a relationship with their child
- The right to have input into an adoption
- The right to spend time with their child
- The right to make decisions on their child's behalf
- The right to share custody of their child
- The right to school and medical records
Establishing Paternity in California
California law assumes that each parent has the same rights and responsibilities to their child and these rights should be upheld in the event of a divorce. If the parents were never married, the father must establish his paternity before claiming his full parental rights.
Claiming paternity can be as simple as filing an affidavit of voluntary paternity signed by the mother or involve more complicated issues where a DNA test and/or court order are necessary. No matter when paternity is established, our Thousand Oaks family lawyer at Hoffer Family Law Firm can aggressively fight to ensure your legal rights and help you prepare and make informed decisions regarding your legal rights.
Contact Attorney Jeffrey L. Hoffer
Fathers have rights when it comes to their children and families all benefit when the father is involved in the life of the child. When your parental rights are being violated, a divorce lawyer can step in to help establish custody and visitation rights.
Call our firm in Agoura Hills at (805) 449-4290 to put our attorney to work in your case.