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Paternity Attorneys in Murrieta

Fighting for Fathers’ Rights in California. 34+ Years of Experience.

Our Murrieta paternity lawyers at Penna Coker are experienced in handling complicated family law matters. Legally establishing paternity can be more complex than expected, even when a father's identity is known and acknowledged. We have successfully handled more than 3,000 cases, including many pertaining to paternity disputes. We are known for building solid legal strategies for mothers who are seeking financial support or health insurance from their child's father, as well as for fathers who face obstacles in being a part of their child’s life.

To learn more about your rights in a paternity suit or fighting for fathers' rights for custody or visitaiton, call our Murrieta fathers' rights attorneys today at (951) 900-3342 or contact us online for a free consultation. We proudly serve the communities of Menifee, Temecula, San Diego, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, and surrounding areas.

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Establishing paternity is very important for the well-being of a child. Besides the great emotional benefit of knowing both of his or her parents, there are many legal rights and privileges a child may receive when both parents are identified.

These legal rights and privileges include:

  • A birth certificate with the names of both legal parents
  • Legal documentation identifying both parents
  • Access to family medical records and history
  • Financial support from both parents
  • Health and life insurance coverage from either parent
  • The right to inherit from either parent
  • The right to receive social security and veteran’s survivor benefits

Once paternity is established, the courts can make orders for a name change, child custody, visitation, child support, health insurance, and reimbursement for pregnancy and birth expenses. For married couples, paternity is automatically assumed and established. The simplest way for unmarried parents to establish paternity is by signing a voluntary declaration of paternity. If this method is refused, paternity may be established via a court-ordered test.

Contact Our Qualified Paternity Lawyers Today

Our Murrieta paternity attorneys are here to assist you through the entire process of settling your paternity dispute. With more than 34 years of experience litigating cases just like yours, you can rest assured your case will be in good hands. We focus solely on family law, giving us the experience you need to seek the results you want.

For compassionate and dedicated legal representation, call Penna Coker at (951) 900-3342.


When We Make the Case for Our Clients, They Make the Case For Us
  • “Michelle and her team were professional and made me feel like a client and not just a retainer!!”

    Matthew B.

  • “An amazing attorney one of the best in the business. Michelle was my divorce attorney 24 years ago.”

    Charlie H.

  • “ I could not have gone through this ordeal without Michelle and her team! ”


  • “She is a top-notch professional and easy to work with. I am grateful to lay to rest what had been a very contentious situation.”

    Craig L.

  • “I always recommend Michelle when someone needs a family law attorney !! SHE IS THE BEST!”

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  • “Michelle is a great combination of expert family law advice, representation and cost-effectiveness.”

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  • “She truly is in the game for the best interest of the family.”

    Lyanne F.

  • “Our family is whole again and a big thanks to Laurie Coker who did a top notch job representing our rights and our sons.”

    McAdams Family

  • “Michelle and her staff made the situation very easy to deal with and gave me great advise.”


  • “Michelle will help put you at ease while you go through whatever situation you are dealing with.”

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  • “She is a strong woman and has a powerful presence and is not afraid of anything that is thrown her way. We definitely recommend the Penna firm.”

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  • “Michelle is a great family attorney and I have referred her to a few friends also.”


  • “Michelle and her team went above and beyond helping me with my custody case.”

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  • “Michelle has been representing me for some time now and has always giving me the attention and my case the expertise required for favorable and fair results”


  • “I am greatly indebted and appreciate the service that she and her team provided to me and would strongly recommend her and her team to anyone who needs a fantastic Family Law firm.”

    Donald D.


How We Fight for Your Family
  • Over 34 Years of Experience Exclusively in Family Law

  • Free Consultations Directly with an Actual Partner at the Firm

  • Compassionate & Dedicated Legal Representation

  • Strong Reviews, Online Reputation & Recognitions

Call us for a free consultation today. We are eager to hear your case. Get Help Now