On Your Side In A Paternity Action
Under Florida law, minor children have the right to an ongoing relationship with BOTH parents, whether or not the biological parents were ever married to one another.
As a parent, you have the right to participate in your child’s life, and the responsibility to contribute to his or her financial and emotional well-being. We are experienced lawyers who can explain all of your options to you and the legal consequences of establishing paternity.
Establishing Paternity Is The First Step Toward Exercising Your Rights And Responsibilities As A Parent
Until paternity is actually established by court order, a biological father cannot necessarily enjoy the legal rights and responsibilities of parenthood. If paternity has never been established, your children’s mother could legally take the children and refuse to let you see them again.
Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in matters of paternity and related custody issues. Here is what we can do for you:
- We help fathers establish paternity so they can fully participate in the lives of their children. We then petition the court on your behalf in matters of custody, visitation, and child support.
- We help mothers establish paternity so they can receive child support from and share parenting time with biological fathers.
- We also represent men who contest paternity of children they do not believe to be their own biological children.