HELPING CLIENTS ESTABLISH PATERNITY

Benjamin Law, P.A. helps both fathers and mothers throughout the entire legal process of establishing paternity. Often, a genetic/DNA test is required. Once paternity is established, the court addresses the issues of child custody and child support.

If you’re a father facing a situation where the paternity of your child is challenged and you would like to establish paternity, or if you’re a mother who wants to protect her child’s right to be financially supported by both parents, then you need an experienced and knowledgeable paternity attorney who can fight for your parental rights and the rights of your child.

Five Ways to Establish Paternity in Florida:

  1. Marriage: The husband is considered the legal father when parents are married at the time of the child’s birth.
  2. Legitimation: The father and mother are married after the birth of the child and update the birth record.
  3. Genetic Testing: Paternity is ordered if a DNA test determines who the father is.
  4. Court Order: A judge can order paternity in court in some instances.
  5. Acknowledgement: An unmarried couple can declare paternity by signing a document after the birth.

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Paternity - Benjamin Law, P.A.The Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Once your child’s paternity has been established, our firm can also assist you with matters regarding visitation rights, child support, child custody agreements, birth certificate changes, name changes, and more. Let Benjamin Law, P.A. help you assert your rights by learning more about the options available in your case.

As a mother, identifying your child’s biological father gives you the ability to obtain a child support order from the courts. Similarly, as the biological father of a child, you would have the right to seek visitation and exercise your right to participate in decisions regarding the child’s education, medical care, residence, etc.

In addition, certain work or governmental benefits that may not have been previously available may now be extended to the father’s child.
Whether you are a mother or father looking to establish paternity, you can turn to the Orlando paternity attorney at Benjamin Law, P.A. for guidance. Our firm has helped thousands of families over the years, so you can trust that your case will be in good hands. Not only can we help you establish paternity, but we can also assist you in asserting your parental rights. Contact us today for more information.

How To Disestablish Paternity in Florida

If you are a parent of a child under Florida law but believe you’re not the biological father of that child, then you have the right to challenge your paternity and discontinue paying child support. However, you need to have your case handled by an experienced paternity attorney.

Even if you’ve been declared a “parent” under Florida law, it is always possible to disestablish your paternity and terminate your child support obligation if you are not the biological father of the child. An action for disestablishment of paternity involves an individual who has been previously designated as the father proving to the court that he is not the biological father of the child and therefore is not legally obligated to support or be responsible for that child. Once paternity is disestablished, the father may be relieved from making further child support payments.

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