Mothers' Rights Attorney in Orange County
Experienced Orange County Family Law Attorney
There is no gender preference for
child custody under state law. Both parents are equally entitled to seek and hold custody
of a minor child. The state presumes that, in most cases, joint custody
is in the child's best interests. If you are a mother who believes
that a different custody arrangement would be in your child's best
interests, you need an experienced Orange County mothers' rights lawyer
to help you protect your children and your parental rights.
We can advocate for mothers in many types of family law cases, including:
- Child custody and visitation orders
- Child support enforcement
- Modifying support or custody
- Spousal support or alimony
- Domestic violence or abuse
W. Douglas McKeague has more than 33 years of experience helping clients with
divorce and family law matters. We listen to our clients and act accordingly,
providing personalized representation from beginning to end. Our practice
is dedicated exclusively to divorce and family law matters, and we have
the knowledge and experience to provide high quality, effective representation.
Our firm has the ability to negotiate a settlement whenever possible,
and the trial experience and skill to take your case to court and aggressively
pursue the best possible outcome for you and your children.
What Rights Do Unwed Mothers Have in California?
An unwed mother automatically has custody at the birth of her child. She
has the rights and responsibilities of providing for her child and making
decisions that affect the child's life, such as living arrangements,
education, religion, and medical treatment.
If there is no court order establishing the
rights of the father, the mother has the legal right to determine what, if any, contact the
father has with the child.
However, an unwed mother has no legal right to receive child support until
paternity is established if the father does not acknowledge paternity.
Protecting the Legal Rights of Mothers in Orange County
Whether you are married with children and facing divorce, or unmarried
and need to gain child support from the father of your child, or are dealing
with child custody or visitation matters, our seasoned
Orange County family lawyer can help. We have built a reputation as one of the leading family law
firms in the area. Our mission is to provide you and your family with
high quality, tireless, tenacious representation.
Contact the OC family law firm for outstanding representation for mothers' rights.