Carlsbad Paternity Lawyer

One of the foundations that any child custody or support case rests upon is paternity. To hold your partner or spouse accountable for his children, or obtain rights to your children, DNA evidence from a paternity test is key. While getting a paternity test is a fairly simple procedure, fighting a paternity case in court can be complicated-emotionally and financially. If you are attempting to prove, or disprove, paternity of your children, it is vital to speak to a qualified Carlsbad paternity attorney. McKinnon Law Firm has years of experience representing clients facing parenting cases involving paternity issues, and we are here to protect your rights, and the rights of your children.

Our team is here to provide you with honest advice and strong representation, so that you and your family can move forward with the next chapter in your lives. Establishing paternity is the best way to determine the rights and responsibilities of the father, while ensuring that your children receive the support that they deserve. It also gives a father rights to his children, when his spouse refuses to acknowledge his paternity. To improve your odds of reaching a successful outcome in your case, you should partner with a compassionate and skillful family law firm.

If you need help proving paternity in your parenting case, contact McKinnon Law Firm to request your free consultation. We represent clients throughout San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Escondido, and Del Mar.

Discuss your needs and concerns with our Carlsbad paternity attorney in a free case review. Contact us online or at (760) 227-2476 today. 

Family Law

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How is spousal support calculated?
    There is no specific formula or calculation to determine permanent spousal support. In awarding permanent spousal support, the Court will consider the respective incomes of the parties, the earning ability of the supported spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, as well as other factors set forth in Family Code Section 4320.
  • Do I have to pay child support if we have equal time with our children?

    It depends. In California, child support is calculated by a statewide guideline formula. The factors considered in this formula include the parties’ respective incomes, the timeshare of the children, health insurance deductions, required union dues and retirement, as well as other factors. If the parties have equal parenting time with the children, but one party earns more income, then the higher earning parent may have to pay child support. Whether a parent will have to pay child support and the amount depends on the particular circumstances in each case.
  • What is Family Court Services Mediation?
    Family Court Services Mediation is child recommending counseling imposed by the Court when custody issues cannot be resolved by the parents informally. Both parties are required to attend this mediation without their attorneys. A mediator who works for the Court will meet with both parties to assist them in reaching agreements regarding custody and a child sharing plan. If the parties cannot agree to custody and parenting during FCS mediation, then the mediator will issue a report to the Court making recommendations as to what the custody and parenting arrangement should be for the children.

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