Unmarried parents face special challenges — financial, emotional and legal. There is no “common law” marriage in California, meaning that just because a couple has children together, it does not necessarily entitle them to the rights of a married couple. The separation of a child’s unmarried parents is just as difficult and confusing as two divorcing parents.
Remembering that children want and need a relationship with both parents is important, and can facilitate a negotiated parenting plan. Otherwise, a child may feel forced to “take sides” in their parents’ disputes, which can lead to the alienation of one parent. Alienation is very damaging, and often requires the intervention of the court.
If one of these situations describes yours, the experienced family law and paternity issues representation you need is waiting for you at the Law Office of Christina Sherman in San Rafael, serving clients in Marin and Sonoma counties.
Attorney Christina Sherman can help — by listening closely to your wishes and goals, by acting decisively on what she learns, and by addressing every concern throughout the legal process. She is responsive to you as your attorney, and as a fellow human being who personally relates to your frustrations. In everything she does for you, she is dedicated to your success.
In Family Law, “Family” Always Comes First
Whatever your paternity objectives, Family Law Attorney Christina Sherman will be your strong voice, in and out of the courtroom. To arrange an initial consultation, call the Law Office of Christina Sherman at 415-457-4367 or send an email.