Paternity matters are among the more complex issues that arise during family law disputes. Oftentimes, single mothers may attempt to locate the legal father to claim child support while fathers may seek to establish parental rights. Generally, it is believed that establishing paternity benefits the well-being of the child. Establishing paternity is a legal action that identifies a child’s biological father. It can determine child custody, timesharing, and child support; key areas in which heated disputes typically arise during divorce proceedings. With the help of a Florida paternity lawyer, you may be able to establish paternity in a smooth and timely manner.
Fathers’ Rights Attorney
In Florida, a father is not deemed a child’s legal father if he is not married to the child’s mother at the time of the child’s birth. In addition, paternity has not been established if acknowledgement of paternity is not signed by both parents in the hospital at the time of the child’s birth. As a father, it is important to establish these rights as soon as possible after a child is born. It is the most sensible solution to establishing visitation and timesharing should you wish to be a presence in the child’s life. In addition, fathers may seek to dispute paternity during divorce negotiation and have obligations modified. An attorney who focuses on father’s rights in Florida is a beneficial resource in any of these situations.
Whether you are a mother or father seeking to establish a child’s legal father, you can greatly benefit from seeking legal representation to protect your interests and the best interests of the child. Our Florida paternity lawyers work with parents to determine the best course of action for custody and timesharing. We work closely with parents to resolve complex family law issues in a manner that is expeditious, resourceful, and always in the best interests of the child.
There are several benefits to establishing paternity, particularly the following:
- Allowing the child access to information about the father’s medical history
- Allowing the child to know his or her father
- Providing health or life insurance from either parent
- Allowing either parent to provide financial child and medical support
- Allowing the child the ability to receive social security or veteran’s benefits and inheritance
Our attorneys can counsel you whether you are seeking to gain child support or are seeking to establish visitation and custody. We can also help men prove that they are not the biological father in a paternity suit. At the Law Offices of Paul G. Finizio, our family has aided families in the midst of divorce proceedings and family law issues overcome many obstacles with the most favorable results. Allow our family to help your family by calling 1-866-346-4946 or contacting us online for a free consultation.