Compassionate Counsel For Fathers

When a man has a child with a woman who is not his wife, his rights as a parent do not begin on solid legal footing. If paternity has not been established, the mother starts out with full custody and visitation rights.

A father must initiate a paternity action in which he is legally recognized as the father if he wants to seek custody of the minor child or if he wants to obtain a fixed visitation schedule.

If you are a father who needs help protecting your rights in a paternity case, we can help. We provide experienced and dedicated legal representation on behalf of fathers in paternity proceedings. We are committed to providing quality legal representation at reasonable rates. We can provide assistance with a variety of matters that affect your rights, including:

Know Your Rights

It is critical that you understand your legal rights and responsibilities before entering into a custody, visitation or child support agreement that may not be in your best interests. All too often, we are contacted by fathers who have signed an agreement without fully understanding how it will impact their rights or without understanding that they are legally bound by the agreement.

Our attorney, James V. Sansone, is an experienced family law attorney who is knowledgeable about California custody, visitation and child support laws that impact parents. At the Law Offices of James V. Sansone, we will take time to answer your questions, explain your rights and work diligently to seek a favorable outcome in your case.

Protecting Fathers' Rights Throughout Northern California

We represent clients throughout Sonoma County. Contact us by calling our Santa Rosa office at 707-623-1875 or send us an email to find out more information about our services.