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Los Angeles Paternity Attorneys

We can Protect your Rights Whether you are the Father or Not

If you are paying to support a child or are under a court order to do so, you certainly have a right to demand proof that you are the child's biological father. However, this must be done as soon as possible. Simple, affordable genetic testing may relieve you of years of unwarranted child support payments. Such a genetic test may also protect your custodial rights if you are the father.

If you are not the child's biological father, we can file the necessary paperwork to fully eliminate your legal obligation to pay child support. If you are the child's father, we will take the necessary legal steps to protect your rights and pursue your goals. Call 310-207-4005 to speak with a Los Angeles paternity attorney.

Paternity, Child Support, Arrearages

There are a wide variety of reasons why you may need a Los Angeles parental rights attorney: proving paternity, negotiating child visitation, modifying child support, divorce. Whatever reason you have for seeking out a Los Angeles paternity attorney, the Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi are prepared to represent you.

Though our Los Angeles paternity attorneys are prepared for all types of family law issues, we have extensive experience representing men who need help proving paternity. In many cases, we help fathers assert their rights to participate in their child's life. In other cases, we help our clients prove they are not the father of the child in question. Regardless of the type of legal challenges you face, call the Los Angeles paternity attorneys at the Law Offices of Elena Mebtahi.

Our Los Angeles paternity attorneys can help you submit a paternity petition with the court and assist throughout the necessary legal procedures. We answer your questions, inform you about the process and represent your best interests throughout the process. Our Los Angeles paternity attorneys can also assist you whether or not you live in California.

If you are in a position in which you must assert your rights as a father, you should not do this alone. If you are unmarried when you have a child, the sooner you legally establish paternity the better. You will be unable to protect your rights as a father without this legal status. More importantly, once the court establishes parentage, the child will have rights such as:

  • Child support from both parents
  • Medical and life insurance from the parents
  • Social security and veteran's benefits
  • Inheritance rights
  • Access to family medical history

Regardless of your relationship with the mother today, it is important to get a court order to establish that you are the father. Many fathers are forced to fight to see their children because the mother moved away or relocated without giving the father any notice. Once you legally establish paternity, your child's mother cannot move away without your consent. This is just one of many examples of the importance of establishing paternity. Furthermore by establishing a set visitation/custody arrangement, both parents will know exactly where they stand and this may help you avoid problems in the future.

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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.”