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Three reasons paternity is important under the law

Paternity is the legal recognition of a man’s parentage over a child. While paternity is presumed and recognized when a woman gives birth and is married to a man, other circumstances can lead to questions about the identity of a child’s biological father. This post...

New law lets courts recognize more than 2 parents

A new California law will allow family courts to find, on rare occasions, that a child has more than two legal parents. State Sen. Mark Leno, D San Francisco, said his SB274 was designed for the unusual circumstance in which more than two people have legal claims of...

Paternity

Commentary Stephen B. Ruben, CFLS Kevin Q is quite instructive and a must-read for its clear outline of California's paternity statutes that determine who is the "natural father" for purposes of preferences, priorities and burdens of proof. Family law practitioners...