Florida Paternity Disputes Attorney

A paternity case is a cause of action that involves either the mother wanting to determine who the legal father of the child is or a father who wants to establish himself as the legal father of a child and create a parenting plan so that he has a court ordered schedule allowing him timesharing with the child.

According to Florida paternity statutes, paternity can be acknowledged by stipulation, such as signing the birth certificate, or a DNA test can be performed. If a man is found by the Florida Court to be the father, then he has a legal duty to support the child and is entitled to a determination of timesharing.

At our family law firm, once paternity is established, we will help create a Parenting Plan to decide on timesharing (if any) and determine the amount of child support to be exchanged.