California Family Law Lawyer Representing Clients in Seal Beach

Located at the western portion of Orange County, the city of Seal Beach is the home of the 2nd longest wooden pier in California. The city is surrounded by Long Beach, Huntington Harbor, Sunset Beach, Westminster, and the City of Los Alamitos.

Seal Beach has a population of around 24,600, 50.4% of whom are married and 13.4% divorced. There are approximately 13,048 households in Seal Beach, 13.8% of which have children under 18 living with them.

Establishing Paternity in Seal Beach

Children of unmarried parents are entitled to support from both parents, but they may need to establish paternity before enforcing their right of support. Under California law, paternity may be established in two ways:

  • Execution of a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity
  • Court order declaring paternity

Presumed Parents

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the relationship of the child and alleged father, the law may presume paternity. Paternity is presumed under the following circumstances:

  • The person welcomed the child into his home and openly acted as if the child was his own. This is also known as ‘parentage by estoppel’. Paternity may be presumed in this situation even if the man is not the biological father for as long as he has always treated the child as his own.
  • He married the mother after the birth and agreed either to have his name on the child’s birth certificate or to support the child
  • He was married to the child’s mother when the child was conceived or born
  • He attempted to marry the child’s mother and the child was conceived or born during the ‘marriage’, even if the marriage was not valid

Effect of Paternity

Establishing paternity in court can lead to rights and obligations between the father and child, such as:

  • Custody
  • Child support
  • Parenting time
  • Right to access family history and medical records
  • Right to legal documentation identifying both parents
  • Right to inherit from either parent
  • Health and life insurance coverage from either parent

Representing Clients in Seal Beach

In the city of Seal Beach, Southern California, the Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro has years of proven experience in establishing paternity and fighting for fathers and children’s rights. We also handle other family law cases such as adoption, child custody, divorce, spousal support, and defacto parents.

We welcome your call today at (310) 462-6726 for a free initial consultation to discuss your family law issue.

Directions to Long Beach Family Law Attorneys From Seal Beach, CA

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:

Seal Beach, CA

Total Est. Time: 38 mins

Total Est. Distance: 26 mi

  • Head northeast on Main St toward Electric Ave
  • Turn left onto CA-1 N
  • Turn right onto E 2nd St/Westminster Blvd
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Studebaker Rd
  • Use the right lane to take the California 22 ramp to Interstate 605/Interstate 405
  • Merge onto CA-22 E
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 2 for I-605 N
  • Continue onto I-605 N
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 11 to merge onto I-5 N/Santa Ana Fwy toward Los Angeles
  • Use the left lane to take exit 130C to merge onto I-710 N toward Pasadena
  • Take exit 21 toward Ramona Blvd
  • Turn right onto Corporate Center Dr
  • Turn left
  • Destination will be on the left

Call Us:

(310) 462-6726

We are located at:

1000 Corporate Center Dr Ste 430
Monterey Park, CA 91754