Parentage

In parentage/paternity cases, the court makes orders to determine who the child’s legal parents are. If parents are married when a child is born, there is usually no question about parentage. The law assumes that the married persons are the child’s legal parents, so parentage is automatically established in most cases. But for unmarried parents, parentage of their children needs to be established legally. Have questions? We are here to help M-F from 8:30-4:00 at (530) 532-7015.

In partnership with the California Judicial Council and Law Help Interactive, we are pleased to provide you with the links below to begin preparing your own legal documents online.  We strongly recommend that you create an account to begin completing the paperwork so you do not lose the work that you have started.

  • Parentage

    This program will assist you with the forms to ask the court to establish parentage of children.  Parentage is the process to determine the legal parents of a child or children. Have questions?  Please call our office at (530) 532-7015  M-F between 8:30-4:00 for assistance.

  • Parentage Response

    This program will assist you in responding to a parentage petition.  Have questions?  Please call our office at (530) 532-7015  M-F between 8:30-4:00 for assistance.