Paternity is a legal term that refers to who is legally considered a child’s father and responsible for a child’s care. Establishing paternity allows fathers to exercise the right to parent their child and entitles your child legal benefits if you are injured or pass away.
If you are an unmarried parent living in Florida who wants to establish child support and custody, you may need to file an action for paternity. Florida has specific legal requirements for unmarried parents to establish paternity. If you are attempting to secure your parental rights or dispute an unfair obligation, our office can navigate the intersection of the law and science.
As an experienced Florida family law attorney, Lisa Weber, Esq. will be able to provide you with the answers and counsel to determine if the rights have been established and to put a parenting plan into place.