Establishing Parentage in Orange County
The need to establish parentage comes into play when two parents are not married to each other at the time the child is born. Proof that a man is the biological father of a child does not automatically grant him legal rights, or responsibilities regarding the child. A parentage judgment does not establish child custody or child support orders, it is simply a judgment that says who the child’s parents are.
Establishing parentage has numerous benefits for both parents and children, regardless of the age of the child.