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Los Angeles Paternity Lawyer | Nathans Family Law, APC

Paternity Issues

Los Angeles Paternity Lawyer and mediator

Paternity cases and disputes may arise when a mother is seeking to establish paternity to obtain custody or to collect child support or when a father is seeking to assert parental rights or custody. Whether you are interested in DNA evidence to prove or disprove paternity, or you are interested in collecting or defending against support payments, as an experienced paternity lawyer and mediator Mr. Nathans has the skills necessary to offer you workable options and offer you guidance to settle your paternity, custody and/or child support dispute.

At Nathans Family Law APC, we are experienced in the scientific developments in paternity law including DNA tests and necessary court procedures. Unmarried parents often face legal disputes after a child is born regarding parental rights, custody, and child support. Mr. Nathans can effectively educate you as to your rights in establishing paternity or defending you against parental obligations. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.

Establishing Paternity

If you are pregnant or have given birth to a child and are seeking to establish paternity to enforce your rights to custody or child support, Mr. Nathans is experienced in the procedures for a DNA test. As an experienced paternity lawyer and mediator Mr. Nathans will explore all of your options and alternatives to effectively establish paternity and settle disputes relating to the financial assistance you and your child will need. Don’t wait to take this important step; failure to act and resolve your paternity dispute in a timely matter could result in an inability to collect back support over a considerable period and/or obtain custody and visitation rights.

Once Paternity is established the court will decide:

  1. Child custody
  2. Visitation
  3. Child support
  4. Attorney fees


Paternity, custody, visitation and support issues | Nathans Family Law, APC

Paternity Defense and Obligations

Once paternity is established, it is very difficult to reverse the presumption in court. If you are involved in a paternity dispute and you are seeking to defend yourself against a paternity establishment, you need an experienced paternity attorney and mediator to explain your rights and offer you options. If you believe that you may not be the father of the child, Mr. Nathans can help you obtain the requisite DNA test to demonstrate your case. Do not wait to assert your rights and come up with a resolution or you may be forced to pay child support payments for a child that is not yours or you may be denied visitation rights.

When you need immediate attention to your case, we can efficiently and effectively offer you guidance to obtain an ex parte order for custody or support.

Non-Married Couples, Custody and Support Issues

For non-married couples who have a child, it can be difficult to determine rights and obligations when the relationship dissolves. If you have a child and are unmarried, Mr. Nathans can help you understand your rights as to custody or visitation and to child support and come up with a workable agreement to avoid going to court.  Mr. Nathans will offer you options that is best for you and your child and save you time and money. It may be necessary to take early action in these cases to prevent an unfair custody or support court order.


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Whether it's divorce, child custody or child support, clients benefit from Michael Nathans' expertise in family law and his dedication to helping individuals and families successfully and cost-effectively resolve their family legal matters.

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