Father’s Rights

Los Angeles Father’s Rights Attorneys

Fathers’ Rights and Paternity Actions

Many parties can benefit when the paternity of a child is legally established through a paternity test.

  • The child’s biological father can gain parental rights, including visitation, and have a legal say in the child’s upbringing.
  • Men who are not related to the child can prove that they have no legal obligation.
  • The child’s right to know his or her father is the most important benefit of all.

Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Willards represents all parties involved in paternity actions.

Fighting for Fathers’ Rights in Los Angeles County

During pregnancy, an unwed father’s rights are virtually non-existent unless they are voluntarily granted to the father by the mother. After a child is born, fathers have legal rights, but they must aggressively fight for them.

Remember, unless you legally establish the paternity of your child, you have no say in his or her upbringing — even if you have lived together in the same home as a family unit for years and financially supported the child. The child’s mother can legally move away with the child / children without your knowledge or consent; you do not even have the right to visit your child.

Children’s Rights to a Father

California law recognizes that it is in the child’s best interest to have an ongoing emotional and financial relationship with both biological parents. Establishing paternity is the first step to achieving this goal.

If you are interested in establishing the paternity of your child, please contact Attorney Jeffrey Willards today.


e-Mail Jeffrey Willards, Esq. Map to Office

I am your Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Willards, Esq. Every day I have the privilege to meet good people often faced with traumatic financial and emotional devastation caused by the breakup of their family. I represent spouses and partners with high net worth estates as well as parties with limited means. No matter the circumstances or complexity of your assets, I vow to work tirelessly for the best possible outcome.

When necessary I can be your tenacious advocate but I am always compassionate and sensitive to the circumstances you find yourself in at this pivotal time in your life. I will do all I can to steer you toward a successful, emotionally-healthy divorce where, when it is all over, if you bump into your ex you can be civil; where if you have children, you can both attend a future wedding and you can treat each other with dignity and respect in front of your children. A non-destructive divorce is possible and should be our united goal if at all possible.

No matter the complexities of your financial estate, or no estate at all, I can assure you that working with a compassionate and caring full-time Family Law Attorney will go a long way to finding solutions that make sense…

Knowledge is Power and I will share my experience and knowledge with you when you have me partner with you.

Call my office to schedule an appointment with me, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney, Jeffrey Willards, Esq. My offices are open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday – Telephone Hours: 8am-11pm 7-Days.

Call (888) 900-9078


e-Mail Jeffrey Willards, Esq. Map to Office
I am your Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Willards, Esq. Every day I have the privilege to meet good people often faced with traumatic financial and emotional devastation caused by the breakup of their family. I represent spouses and partners with high net worth estates as well as parties with limited means. No matter the circumstances or complexity of your assets, I vow to work tirelessly for the best possible outcome. When necessary I can be your tenacious advocate but I am always compassionate and sensitive to the circumstances you find yourself in at this pivotal time in your life. I will do all I can to steer you toward a successful, emotionally-healthy divorce where, when it is all over, if you bump into your ex you can be civil; where if you have children, you can both attend a future wedding and you can treat each other with dignity and respect in front of your children. A non-destructive divorce is possible and should be our united goal if at all possible. No matter the complexities of your financial estate, or no estate at all, I can assure you that working with a compassionate and caring full-time Family Law Attorney will go a long way to finding solutions that make sense... Knowledge is Power and I will share my experience and knowledge with you when you have me partner with you.
Call my office to schedule an appointment with me, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney, Jeffrey Willards, Esq. My offices are open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday - Telephone Hours: 8am-11pm 7-Days. Call (888) 900-9078