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Our office is devoted to legal representation in divorce, property division, support, custody and related family law matters.

We serve clients throughout all of Northern California and routinely practice in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin counties. | 916-877-9353


Lawyer Assisting With Uniform Parentage Act Cases in Sacramento

There are times when a child comes into this world without a distinct, legal sense of parentage. So as to set clear precedents, the Uniform Parentage Act establishes legal parent-child relationships. If the parents in question are unmarried, the UPA functions as an important tool to help determine lawful parental relationships. Ascertaining these relationships legally is important for ensuring visitation rights and child support obligations that help to create a stable life for the child. Dougherty & Associates has the experience necessary to help navigate the difficult waters of family law including using the UPA as a tool for establishing a sound divorce, custody or support case in Sacramento.

How UPA Works

In order to officially determine a parent-child relationship when parents are unmarried, a Dougherty & Associates attorney can help you file a case under the Uniform Parentage Act. After parentage is recognized, orders for support, custody, visitation and reimbursement of past expenses can be established by the court. As with most family law cases, the court will make legal decisions based on what is most appropriate for the rights of the parents and safety, health and security of the children. Your lawyer will help you to understand your rights, needs and obligations and fight for the best interests of you and your family.

Also Serving the Folsom & Roseville Areas

At Dougherty & Associates, we are focused on helping our clients understand their rights and responsibilities in an effort to do what is best for their families. We aid the communities of Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Roseville, Sacramento and West Sacramento in a variety of family legal matters. When you need experienced legal counsel during a difficult time in your life, you can turn to us for support. To speak with a qualified divorce attorney today, give us a call at 916-877-9353.


Dougherty & Associates is a family law firm based in Sacramento, California. We serve clients throughout all of northern California, and routinely practice in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and San Joaquin Counties.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Please call the Law Offices of Dougherty & Associates at (916) 877-9353 for legal advice as it relates to your specific case.

Dougherty & Associates
650 University Ave., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: 916-877-9353
Fax: 916-567-0909
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m
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