Father’s Rights Attorneys in Orange County

THE IMPORTANCE OF PATERNITY RIGHTS

Establishing paternity is both tremendously delicate and extremely important, bearing immense influence on both the child and parent with regards to educational matters, social and legal benefits, medical affairs, and more. Developing a relationship with your child and having a say in their life is critical to their long-term health, development, and success—and as a father, you are entitled to the same rights as a mother in seeing to their care.
No matter what your situation is, we recognize the gravity of every paternity case, treating it with the diligence and dedication that your child deserves.

CHOOSE A CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

The California Bar Association has admitted Bettina Yanez as a Family Law Specialist after passing a multitude of qualifications based on wisdom, testing, and skill as evaluated by the State Bar and recommended by judges and attorneys.

By working with a certified family law specialist, that has helped fathers since the year 2000, you are assured to have legal representation with the uppermost level of skill and training recognized by the legal profession.

Our family law firm is highly qualified to help fathers’ navigate through the legal field and advocate for the best interests of the children.

ESTABLISHING PATERNITY

Paternity assumptions depend on several factors: marital status and circumstances such as aided reproduction present a myriad of possible situations. In cases where paternity is uncertain, court-authorized genetic testing can provide an evidentiary foundation for deciding paternity disagreements, with meaningful consequences surrounding support, visitation, and other issues.
Whether you are striving to both prove or invalidate paternity, working with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney is an essential step in protecting the rights and best interests of both yourself and the child.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

Paternity law can be complicated, but outcomes have an enormous impact on both yourself and the child, making it vital to fully understand and protect the rights of all parties involved. Take the first step and find out how our experienced team can help you navigate your paternity case by scheduling a free consultation through our contact form or by calling 714-971-8000.

Our Testimonials & Reviews

Read what our Clients are saying...

  • Andrew Miller Avatar
    Andrew Miller
    6/09/2020 - Google

    My experience with Miss Yanez has been exceptional. She's a remarkable lawyer. It's difficult to meet someone in family law that has ethics. This law firm is very professional and will tell you how it is without sugar coating it to get your money. Thank you for your honesty!

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    Zachariah Torres
    6/01/2020 - Google

    Thank you Shawn for help with a child support matter. I was the one that called you in tears and with your guidance I took the steps you recommended. Even though you knew up front I did not have the means to hire an attorney you spent the time to guide me in the right direction. I know you stated that a review was not necessary, but I just want everyone to know how kind and thoughtful you were with our legal needs. Thank you so much!

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    Alondra Nelson
    5/27/2020 - Google

    Five stars for excellence! I first reached out to Bettina to seek help in a paternity case. Mrs. Yanez was calm and poised in her approach, which made us feel relaxed and positive that an expert was going to review our case. I sincerely recommend this attorney for her caring and professional opinion to everyone in need of legal family law assistance.

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    Lee Nelson
    5/22/2020 - Google

    I was very impressed with the attentiveness I received for my child custody case review. The attorney returned my call over the weekend and spent quality time consulting me on my options. She took her time explaining the law to me and shared multiple scenarios. She was highly recommended through a friend of the family law court that constantly observes Ms. Yanez in action at the Orange County courthouse.

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    Lilian Hobson
    5/22/2020 - Google

    I was very impressed with the attentiveness I received for my child custody case review. The attorney returned my call over the weekend and spent quality time consulting me on my options. She took her time explaining the law to me and shared multiple scenarios. She was highly recommended through a friend of the family law court that constantly observes Ms. Yanez in action at the Orange County courthouse.

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    Barry Titmas
    5/21/2020 - Google

    Finding a good child custody attorney was not an easy task. After numerous consultations with family lawyers I felt we would not locate an attorney that truly took an interest in the case. Then we found Bettina through a Youtube video. She is very well informed and approachable. She truly cared about our custody case and aided us in understanding our rights. I highly recommend Ms. Yanez, she is a wealth of information when it comes to family law in California.

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    Kayden Reed
    5/17/2020 - Google

    Yanez and the family law team law firm, including the person answering the phone, were a godsend during my divorce case. Yanez provided me with knowledgeable of the areas of family law I was unsure about. Further Yanez spent additional time past the allocated free consultation. I was impressed that Yanez did not even look at the clock and just focused on my needs. I want to thank Yanez and the team for everything and recommend this divorce and family law firm to anyone requiring a family lawyer.

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    Joy Robinson
    5/11/2020 - Google

    This attorney was amazing during our initial free consultation. I was dealing with false allegations regarding a Domestic Violence matter that was humiliating. I not once thought I would ever find myself in such a situation. The staff was genuinely respectable and was very sympathetic of the circumstances. I walked away with great advice and no longer felt anxiety. For now I have peace of mind and I stop worrying. I highly recommend Y&A for DV restraining order false allegation defense.

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    Fred Gaston
    5/06/2020 - Google

    I contacted the firm looking for an attorney, they set up an appointment. The attorney contacted me on time and was very knowledgeable. He did a good job explaining options for me. I would use this firm in the future.

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    Lola Bradley
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Yanez and the family law team law firm, including the person answering the phone, were a godsend during my divorce case. Yanez provided me with knowledgeable of the areas of family law I was unsure about. Further Yanez spent additional time past the allocated free consultation. I was impressed that Yanez did not even look at the clock and just focused on my needs. I want to thank Yanez and the team for everything and recommend this divorce and family law firm to anyone requiring a family lawyer.

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    Aava Farokhian
    3/18/2020 - Google

    I was surprised by Mr. Yanez honestly and how he tried to help me without demanding any money which is very rare. I could hear his honestly in his voice and how he tried to help with my child support issue. He was very formative, kind and straight forward. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Mr. Yanez to any parent or partners. He is amazing, professional and HONEST.
    Thank you Mr. Yanes for your advise, I am in a very good place but I couldn't have done it without you.

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    Dorothy Murphy
    2/20/2020 - Google

    They have supported us in my legal circumstances. Highly recommendable!!

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    cboys texas
    2/19/2020 - Google

    Where do I start !

    Sean Yanez, first off has the most integrity of any lawyer I’ve ever met, we met three years ago, when I contacted him from Northern California and let him know that my wife had moved to Southern California with my three children without my consent, and then she would not allow me to see them, We worked together for six months to put together a strategy that would involve me moving to Southern California getting a place where the children would be happy,Then going to court, in the process we took on the biggest divorce law firm in orange county, and in the end I got all three of my children 50% custody, my ex-wife’s law firm was playing checkers while Sean was playing chess, Our goal from the very beginning was to establish that I was an excellent father, and that all the accusations against me were false, Sean was able to prove this to my ex-wife‘s lawyer to the point in which They decided not even to go to court. I now have my children 50% of the time, full legal and sole custody, this could not have been done without Seans expertise, planning and strategy. If you have a complex case there’s no better firm to go to that Yanez and Associates.

    My family has began the healing process and I will forever be grateful and thankful for Sean and so are my children.

    Thankful
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    Mark Smith
    2/12/2020 - Google

    Finding good attorneys can be a daunting journey. Best wishes to the law firm.

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    Annalise Farris
    2/08/2020 - Google

    The workers are wonderful and I would not hesitate to use them again.

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    Walter Mark
    2/03/2020 - Google

    Thank you for your expert advice with our family law matter. Finding good attorneys can be a daunting journey. Best wishes to the law firm.

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    Susan Dominguez
    9/26/2019 - Google

    Excellent family law firm. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend the firm. Thank you for the advise.

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    heidi boho
    8/20/2019 - Google

    Bettina went above and beyond for us. We had a very complicated and difficult family case, supposedly “unwinnable” according to other lawyers. She was excellent about getting to the heart of the matter and presenting a solid case for a win. It’s important to have someone like her who is patient and knowledgeable during these types of stressful times, who is focused on your case more than just their billable minutes. Highly recommend.

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    Tony Marmolejo
    8/13/2019 - Google

    I highly recommend Yanez and Associates, Sean Yanez did a great job in my divorce case and custody of my kids. Thank you!

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    Ismael Galarza
    6/25/2019 - Google

    Great service prompt responses all around excellent law firm answered all my questions and exceeded expectations thank you for the help

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    hua hua
    6/23/2019 - Google

    The people’s here is really honest they never waste your time .i really like their service!

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    Aisha Zaky
    12/26/2018 - Google

    Yanez and associates were court appointed to represent my children during child custody proceedings. Mrs Shary, one of the associates, made the children feel at ease during the interview, and really listened to them. At the hearing, she was extremely fair, did her due diligence in familiarizing herself with the case and past issues, and made the children's wishes known to the judge. After over 5 years of battling in court, we couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Highly recommended!

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    Erik Bartik
    10/24/2018 - Google

    I would highly recommend Ms.Yanez to anyone needing a great family law attorney! Most importantly she cares, listens to your needs, works extremely hard, is smart and will truly fight for you. She is really good at what she does.

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    Jim Ceja
    9/30/2018 - Google

    I cannot thank Yanez & Associates more! We had a very difficult and very personal case. They did everything in their power to fight for us and be there for us through the whole process. I would like to personally thank Mr. Sean Yanez and especially Iraida Oliva! We could not have asked for a better person to be in our corner than Iraida. She put in many long and difficult hours to help us and we appreciate everything and couldn't have asked for more!! I know we wouldn't have been able to have done this by ourselves.

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    Sandra Bales
    9/15/2018 - Google

    Hiring a divorce attorney for your family law matters is not always easy. Often times we hear horror stories about hiring divorce attorneys that do not know what they are doing. When I first met attorney Yanez I knew she was the right family law attorney for me. Her honest answers are greatly appreciated. She does not sugar coat it, she tells it like it is. If you are thinking of a divorce or require an attorney for a family law case, consider calling attorney Yanez.

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    Douglas Borthwick
    9/11/2018 - Google

    Putting her legal skill and knowledge aside which is exemplary, Bettina has a quality that is equally important and that is unbridled passion for protecting and fighting for her clients. She is high energy and has a heart of gold.

    There are a handful of top notch attorneys in Orange County and she is certainly among them, but it's her zeal and caring demeanor that really sets her apart from the rest. You can't teach this. You either have it or you don't, and she has it without question. Thanks Bettina.

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    Mauricio Zuniga
    8/05/2018 - Google

    OMG I would never have enough words to describe Iraida Oliva’s awesome service, this woman is an Angel sent from above, it’s like she is meant to help dudes like me who are dumb when it comes to the court thang . She was very helpful and very informative of my case. I have full custody of my 14yr old girl . Recently her mother came back in the picture and did her best to take me down, now my ex ( baby momma) is a paralegal who tried to intimidate me many times and to be honest I was scurd. But this amazing woman did everything for me and very fast . It almost seems as if she was a super hero helping the weak like myself. We went to court one time and I didn’t even say one word. She stood up and looked at the judge in the eye and used her Atty. to Judge talk which by the way it has always been a different language to me....lol all I understood was your honor can we take this case of the calander and the judge said Sure... of the calandre and that was it she closed the case .... i still have full custody of my child and all because Iraida Oliva made it possible.... man she Rocks i wanted to high five her in court but i waited to till we walked out of the court room .
    Iraida wasn’t expensive at all she will work with you . I would definitely hire her again ......

    Thank you Iraida your theee best...

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    Joseph Hernandez
    9/28/2014 - Google

    Mrs. Yanez is at the top of her class! She is fully knowledgeable of family law and more than adequate to take on any case. Prior to coming to Yanez and Associates, my divorce had dragged on for 2 years. I went through 3 different lawyers who gave me the run around and were never clear on the definitive law. I spent a lot of money with those lawyers and in the end it seemed as if I worked for them! As soon as I met with Bettina, she knew exactly where I was coming from and gave her recommendations as to what "we" should do next. She is professional and her work ethic is top notch. You will feel as if your apart of a team - Team Yanez! Her staff is always available and it feels as if they are working for you. If you want a bulldog lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of family law I highly recommend Bettina.

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    Robbie Stevenson
    9/01/2014 - Google

    I strongly recommend Bettina Yanez and her legal team. Bettina was upfront and honest during my free consultation. She suggested I explore all remedies before considering divorce and recommended a marriage counselor. Other firms I consulted with were just interested in getting me divorced. I felt attorney Yanez was truly interested in my well being and not just generating more business. Three months later it looks like things will work out. Many thanks, again I will recommend attorney Yanez and her firm to all my friends and family. God bless you.

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    Xochtil Miranda
    9/02/2013 - Google

    When I came across Bettina Yanez law firm I had hired an attorney to help me with my divorce and child custody. I did not feel comfortable with the attorney, it wasn’t lack of knowledge I did not feel he cared for my case but only for my money. Angelica one of the paralegals from Yanez team help me every step of the way from the day I hired them to the day my divorce was finalized. They not only care for their clients but they go the extra mile even after the case has settled.
    Yanez team also gave me the option of reasonable monthly payments. I strongly recommend Bettina Yanez for any who needs from an experience attorney help in their divorce/ child custody. They fight for the rights of the child.