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San Diego Paternity Attorney

Bringing Clarity to Complex Family Situations

A determination of paternity can change the lives of a child and their family. At Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC, we represent both mothers and fathers in paternity proceedings in San Diego county.

We understand that every family and every situation is unique. Sometimes a mother makes a motion for paternity and the father agrees. In these cases, there is usually no testing involved, and the court rules the father as the child's biological parent. Other times, the mother moves for paternity and the father disagrees. The judge may order a DNA test to make the ultimate determination.

A determination of paternity may give the legal father new rights and responsibilities under the law. It may give him the right to visitation with the children. It may also lead to his responsibility to pay child support. In short, establishing paternity can change your life quickly and permanently.

To speak with our knowledgeable family law attorneys about your legal options concerning paternity, please call to schedule a consultation, or you can contact our firm by filling out our online contact form.

Paternity & Marriage

If a child is born during a marriage and the Husband is concerned that he may not be the biological father, he has two years from the birth of the child to raise issues of paternity in California courts. At that point, the court makes a non-rebuttable presumption that the husband is the father of the child.

Paternity is a complex legal area, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney. At Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes, APC, our founding and principal attorney Garrison Klueck has been practicing law for more than 30 years.

Additionally, the firm has several highly experienced attorneys working at his firm who have extensive, in-depth knowledge of the San Diego area legal system. These attorneys can guide people through each step of the way, including helping a father establish paternity in order to facilitate a child custody arrangement.

Contact our law office onlineor call (619) 577-4900 today to schedule a consultation.

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  • Best Arbitrators & Mediators in San Diego 2018
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  • Represented me like no other attorney has ever done. Leonardo C.
  • She kept me informed at each step and showed up at every hearing. Client
  • Very knowledgeable and honest making me feel very safe and protected. Sharim
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  • We were successful, despite the opposing party's contention. Thank you again to Garrison Kleuck and his entire team. Jennifer Bui
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  • Without his wisdom and guidance my daughter would be living a chaotic life with a self serving, irresponsible mom. Michael
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  • If something arises in the future that requires me to retain another lawyer in family court, this will be the firm I go with again Aaron Farris
  • Mr. Garrison Klueck is a very caring, considerate and thoughtful human being. Ron
  • I simply don't know where I would be without the professional help Mr. Klueck. Michael
  • Very professional and friendly, and really took my case to heart. BW
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  • He saved me over $4000.00 in what my ex thought he could get from me. Annie
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