Paternity

Establishing Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Florida

The concept of paternity allows the biological parents of a child to assert their rights to the child and to ensure that each parent lives up to his or her responsibilities. In most cases, establishing paternity can be an effective and affordable way to preserve parental rights. For legal help with paternity law issues in Florida, you need to first talk with an experienced family lawyer.

At my law firm in Orlando, Florida, I have helped parents and families throughout the state deal with paternity-related issues. I am attorney Kathleen S. Davies, and my law office, The Davies Law Firm, LLC, works with mothers and fathers, both in providing effective legal assistance, and in providing honest advice and guidance that will help parents make responsible decisions in the future. If you would like assistance or have questions about your parenting rights under the law, contact me to schedule an initial consultation.

In every case of paternity, the most important factor to consider is what is in the best interest of the child(ren) who are involved. That is the standard that Florida law follows and is the standard we use at The Davies Law Firm, LLC. For more information, call the office toll free at 866-471-4282 or send an e-mail.

Paternity Issues for Mothers and Fathers

For mothers:

A woman who is not receiving child support from the father of a child may wish to file a petition with the court, requesting child support from the child’s biological father. Unless the paternity of the father is established, however, it may not be possible to file for and receive such support. At my firm, I have worked with mothers to help them get much-needed child support for their children.

For fathers:

As a father, there is hardly anything more important than your children. Ensuring that you have a say over how those children are raised is important, and by establishing paternity, you can uphold your rights as a father. By proving your fatherhood, you will have obligations as a parent, but you can also ensure that your parental rights will be upheld.

For both parties, paternity actions can be resolved through DNA testing. Once this test is completed, the results may be used to request a child support order, contest an adoption or take other family law actions.

Responsible Family Law in South and Central Florida

If you have questions regarding paternity law and your rights in the process, contact me at The Davies Law Firm, LLC, and schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. Call my Orlando office at 407-540-1010 or toll free at 866-471-4282 for more information.