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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?

  • She is top tier counsel, and worth every minute of her time.

    “Joy has been an outstanding attorney and one of the best in all of CA. She knows the law - a brilliantly sharp ally on your side when you need the right lawyer to help you through a divorce, child custody, and/or financial situations resulting from divorce. From the moment I consulted Joy to the final signing of my divorce, she proceeded with professional communication, always returned my calls, answered my emails promptly and displayed professional acumen in the courtroom. Joy is honest and makes sure you're prepared for any outcome. She is top tier counsel, and worth every minute of her time. Lastly and more importantly, she has a good heart. She understands divorce is not easy, she helped me from near homelessness to a place of peace and safety in my life, and her staff is just as amazing. They conduct business with compassion, and they communicate promptly. You're treated with importance, not as if you're just a client. Joy and her firm are certainly highly recommended, and if you want to win, call her today!”

    Former Client

  • Provided excellent advice.

    “Joy Kraft Miles is very knowledgeable about issues related to obtaining a Civil Harassment Restraining Order. She provided sound advice about dealing with a menacing neighbor. Appreciated her honesty about how to proceed, without spending several $$$$$-Grand!”

    Sally S.

  • The savings of time to the courts, as well as the costs to the parties, states the obvious.

    “Joy Kraft Miles, who is similarly ingratiating to the clients and a very smart family law practitioner. Yet, in spite of the sour history between the parties, through the mediators' tireless efforts, the case was settled after both of them exercised their years of experience to resolve the case. The savings of time to the courts, as well as the costs to the parties, states the obvious.”

    Stephen

  • To say that Joy Kraft-Miles is an expert is an understatement.

    “Divorce is not an experience that you look forward to. It's also messy and very stressful because of the emotions and people involved. For me, hiring a lawyer was a necessity not because I wanted to penalize my ex, but because I wanted an expert that would help me navigate the cumbersome process. To say that Joy Kraft-Miles is an expert is an understatement. She is a consummate professional with a solid reputation at the Chatsworth Courthouse. Initially, I tried to tackle the process myself by going to the self-help center and filling out the documents on my own. This turned out to be overwhelming. She took my case even though I had a pending DV case. I spoke with four lawyers prior to Joy who would not take my case because of the DV. She whipped through my paperwork in one meeting and told me my case could be brought to resolution with my help. I listened to her advice, asked millions of questions and continuously asked her and her legal secretary Marcos to clarify terms, rulings, and paperwork when I did not understand what was going on. I trusted Joy from the first meeting. I think that is really important; to trust the person that you are working with. She was exceptional to work with under the circumstances. I highly recommend Joy as she has the highest integrity and is very professional.”

    Lisa

  • I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease.

    “I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease. My biggest concern was my kids and being protected for our future. She guided me in what was to come and advised me that it's going to be a process with everything that myself and my husband had going on. She was willing to work with me and I truly appreciated that. She also let me know that for part of what I was going through, I didn't need a lawyer. She was trying to save me some money. Who does that nowadays? She was very sympathetic to my situation and showed that she really cared. Once my current situation is dealt with I will be going to her to file my divorce.”

    Susan

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KRAFT MILES, A LAW CORPORATION:

THE TEAM ON YOUR SIDE
  • 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.