Florida law defines the paternity of a child as the legal recognition of a man’s relationship as the biological parent of a child. Child paternity disputes are raised when there is doubt regarding if a specific man is the biological father of a child, or children.
The request to prove or dispute paternity may be sought by either the man or the woman.
Determining child paternity is often sought when during the course of a marriage or relationship infidelity is suspected or discovered, or in the aftermath of a brief sexual encounter between the man and woman.
Determining or validating the paternity of a child is important because any issue regarding the upbringing and support of a child will be directly impacted by the result. Additionally, a negative paternity result will also relieve a man who is not the biological father from being held financially for a child which is not their own.
In the event the child is born out of wedlock, determining paternity is the only way to legally establish a man as the biological father. In today's age of DNA, simply listing a mans name on the birth certificate is not legally binding for parental rights or support.
As a law firm providing experienced child paternity attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Fort Myers, Lee County, and Southwest Florida area residents with child paternity legal needs, we are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation.
If you choose to legally seek to validate or disprove the paternity of a child, make sure your legal rights are protected by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Fort Myers paternity attorney & lawyer. Contact Fort Myers Law today by calling 239.939.LAW1 (5291).
After the paternity of a child has been properly determined, all child related issues may be addressed with the biological father as they relate to the marriage, during the course of a divorce, separation, break-up, or out of wedlock parental responsibility.
Many of issues that paternity of a child may involve:
If you are involved in a paternity dispute in Fort Myers, Lee County, or the Southwest Florida area, contact an experienced divorce attorney & lawyer at Fort Myers Law today by calling 239.939.LAW1 (5291).
Protect your legal rights and make sure your voice is heard. We are experienced and have the resources to handle all of your child paternity and other family law legal needs.
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