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Father's Rights & Paternity

Fathers’ Rights & Paternity Attorneys in the San Fernando Valley

Aggressively Advocating for Fathers in Woodland Hills & Beyond

California law recognizes that it is in the child’s best interest to have an ongoing relationship with both of their parents. Establishing paternity is a necessary step in achieving this goal. Unfortunately, the laws surrounding paternity can be quite complex and paternity disputes can be emotional, which complicates the process. That’s where our firm comes in.

If you are a father fighting to protect your rights over your child, or a mother seeking to establish paternity to receive child support, our San Fernando Valley paternity attorneys can help. Led by family law certified specialist, Joy Kraft Miles, and with over 60 years of combined experience, our family lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively guide you through the process.

Protect your rights as a parent. Call us today at (818) 462-5076 to discuss your paternity case.

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Father and sonDetermining paternity is important for a number of reasons. First, the child’s emotional health and development are often strengthened by having a relationship with both parents. Second, when a child’s father is known, it provides access to family medical history that could help diagnose and treat potential medical problems.

Establishing paternity also entitles a child to the same rights and privileges as a child whose parents are married, including:

  • Financial support from both parents
  • Having the names of both parents on the child’s birth certificate
  • Legal documentation identifying both parents
  • Health and life insurance coverage from either parent
  • The right to inherit from both parents
  • Social security and veteran’s benefits

Call Today for a Free Consultation

Our San Fernando Valley paternity attorneys at Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, have extensive experience handling paternity cases in Woodland Hills and the surrounding areas. During your initial consultation, our legal team can assess your overall goals are and develop a plan to reach them.

Contact us today at (818) 462-5076 to request assistance with your paternity matter.

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!

    “I came to Joy after several years of custody issues with my daughter that I thought would be resolved by itself. Initially, I would only see my daughter one night a week and one day on the weekend with no overnights. I tried to reason with my ex but with no success. The odds of getting equal custody (50/50) were not in my favor, but I figured something had to be done because I wasn't seeing my daughter and I didn't want to lose the precious time with my young daughter. I was scared of the legal cost they might incur during the process and the child support I will need to pay (my ex has not been working, or at least claimed to not be working).

    What started out as a simple custody case quickly escalated into a legal nightmare when the mother of my child filed a restraining order and tried every legal maneuver to prolong the custody hearing of our child. Joy and her team were able to diffuse the legal roller coasters I was going through, present the judge with the facts, and show the lack of credibility of my ex.

    Joy is professional, caring, and will go out of her way to make sure her clients are represented. On one of our court appearances, my ex managed to change the judge (a commissioner) to a different courthouse on the same day in the afternoon. Joy had another case in the afternoon and could not represent me, however, she managed to find just as good a replacement to represent me at a moment's notice free of charge! Sounds too good to be true.

    When I first came in to consult with Joy about my situation I was worried about the legal cost that might add up. I will never forget when she said "this will be the best money you ever spent". Boy was she right! I now have 50/50 custody, don't have to pay my ex as much child support as we originally anticipated, Joy managed to convince the judge to impute more than a minimum wage salary on my ex, but most of all I have the peace of mind my daughter will share equal time with both of her parents.

    If you have any family/custody issues do not hesitate to consult and hire Joy, she's a legal genie!


    I've said it many times and I'll continue to say it, thank you Joy!

    Ran O.

  • She proved to be the right person for the job.

    “I recently hired the firm to update my family trust. The work was excellent, Leyla Zerehi was the attorney and she proved to be the right person for the job. Well done.”

    Ben A.

  • This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.

    “After having lost twice, I saw no hope in sight. I just wanted to be around my son more. I came to Kraft Miles with just my courage and she immediately gave me hope. My ex hired an extremely strong attorney. I'd gone through one attorney that sucked and tried to represent myself on the 2nd time around, only to be taken for a ride by my ex's attorney. Ms. Kraft Miles came in and turned it around. She won my case and got me almost a month of extra vacation time a year with my son. She is uber-confident and knowledgeable. Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy. This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.”

    Oscar A.

  • Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable.

    “Joy, your name gives meaning to what you bring in life! Thank you for being an exceptionally wonderful person. Your encouragement, your wits, and intelligence really pulled me out of a hardship (to say the least) that now feels like a distant memory, though your efforts and giving were remarkable and effectively memorable. You are one amazing woman. I want to wish blessings upon your work, your office, and your gorgeous little family. May God bless you infinitely.”

    Sara

  • I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation.

    “As soon as I went in for my consultation with Joy, I knew I didn't need to go meet with anyone else. She was professional and very understanding of my situation. Her prices were reasonable and I couldn't have asked for Joy and her team to represent me any better. They were on top of any correspondence I sent, answered all of my questions and concerns. Joy also "talked me off the ledge" sometimes making me see reason, thereby saving me money. I would highly recommend Joy and Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation”

    Julie S.

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  • Se habla español.

  • Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience.

  • We will always prioritize your best interests.

  • Initial consultations are always FREE.

  • Our team is compassionate and understanding.

  • Representation is fairly priced.