Paternity is an important subsection of Family Law. Typically when a child is born to parents who have never been married to each other, specific issues arise such as child support, parenting plans (previously custody) and the need to gain parental rights when one parent has been withholding the child. Contrary to many people’s belief, many of these issues if not all can and should be resolved through the collaborative process. Mr. Melendez welcomes you to ask how the collaborative process can better resolve all paternity issues. When the collaborative process is not right for you, Mr. Melendez will be your advocate through the litigation process.