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Los Angeles Child Custody Attorneys for Unmarried Fathers

Child Custody Rights for Unmarried Fathers

As the biological father of your child, you have parental rights whether you are or were married to the child’s mother or not. If you are seeking Los Angeles child custody attorneys for unmarried fathers, seek out Los Angeles Attorney Elena Mebtahi. She has many years of experience representing clients in the California family court system. She has represented mothers and fathers from all walks of life in a wide variety of family law challenges. She may be able to help you.

If you are a father who is not married to the mother of your children and you have legal concerns regarding child custody and visitation, call Attorney Elena Mebtahi.

Free consultations at 310-207-4005. If you need answers to your questions and you are seeking aggressive legal representation regarding paternity, child custody and visitation in California, call now.

Establishing Paternity, Asserting your Parental Rights

The family court will always favor involvement of both parents in a child’s life unless there are serious concerns about child safety and welfare. But you must prove that you are the child’s father in order for the court to rule in your favor. Attorney Elena Mebtahi can assist you with establishing paternity.

If you were not married to your child’s mother when the child was born, you may need to legally establish that you are the father. This can be done by having both parents sign and file the appropriate legal documents. In cases where there is a dispute, however, this process may not be possible or appropriate. A DNA test may be required. In either scenario, Elena Mebtahi can assist you with proving paternity and help you assert your paternal rights.

Paternal Rights, Child Visitation and Child Custody

Once paternity is established, you may arrange a parenting plan with your child’s mother. If this is difficult to achieve, you may petition the court to enforce a parenting plan. In either case, the court must approve the plan which will establish:

  • Primary physical custody
  • Visitation schedules
  • Plans for deciding the child’s religion, educational plans, healthcare and similar decisions

This plan must be approved by the court. Once it has been approved, it must be honored by both parties or serious legal consequences may develop. If either parent does not honor the court approved plan, they can be held legally responsible and face significant fines and other penalties. Any changes to the parenting plan, custody arrangements and visitation schedule must also be approved by the court. Your attorney can assist you with every step of the process and ensure that your rights are protected and your child has the benefit of paternal involvement.

There is no need to struggle with paternity, child custody and visitation issues. Elena Mebtahi is a Los Angeles child custody attorney for unmarried fathers and she is on your side.

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What Our Clients Say

“Ms. Mebtahi helped me with a child support case and I was extremely happy with her services. Aside from the fact that she delivered exactly what she had promised me, what impressed me the most about Ms. Mebtahi was her character and personality. Ms. Mebtahi was very friendly, sweet, and caring. It was interesting to see that when we went to the LA Child Support Department how accepting and respected she was amongst all other attorneys and the judge and everyone seemed to know her. It was very clear that Ms. Mebtahi has a very good reputation with her colleagues and that was quite impressive to me. Overall, Ms. Mebtahi was very educated about the child support laws and regulations. She seemed like she knew exactly what she was doing at all times, was very professional and also did not make false promises to me just to get my business, which was very important to me. Very satisfied with Ms. Mebtahi's work and would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.”