- Paternity is always an issue when children are born outside the context of marriage. The courts need to have paternity established officially before granting either a father's rights or child support orders to help the mother.
- As a family lawyer for more than 30 years, I have seen how paternity affects so many other family law issues for my Miami-Dade and Broward County clients:
I represent both mothers and fathers seeking to establish paternity and other issues with the court.The Importance of Establishing Paternity for Fathers
If you are the father of a child who was born outside of marriage, you do not have the legal right to make any decisions regarding your child. You need a final judgment of paternity from the court before you have any authoritative say over the most important decisions in your children's lives, including:
- Major medical decisions
- School choice
- Moving the children out of town or out of state
As a mother of a child who was born outside of marriage, you will not be able to collect child support from the father without first establishing with the court by court order that he is indeed the father.Work With a Certified Expert Specialist
I am a Board Certified Family and Marital Law Specialist, which means that I am an expert in family law matters in Florida. I have been a practicing family law attorney for over 30 years and I have the certification to give you peace of mind, knowing that your paternity case is in good hands.
I can make payment plans and sliding scale fees available when needed, and I offer a free initial limited consultation to discuss your paternity case. Either call my law firm office, serving Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, or send me an e-mail.