Florida Paternity Laws
Every child deserves to have a legal father. Establishing paternity means identifying the legal father of the child. However, establishing paternity can be a complex process depending on nature and the circumstances of the case.
Our Family Law Services
The legal team at The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker, PA specialize in various areas of family law, including the following:
- Equitable Distribution
- Child Support
- Parenting Plans
If you and/or your spouse or partner have questions related to paternity, then contact our team today for legal advice and help.
Establishing Paternity in Florida
Children deserve to know the identity of their legal and biological father, especially minor children who still require the care and support of both parents.
Some of the rights and benefits for the child include the following:
- Medical history and information
- Financial, education, and/or medical support
- Benefits, such as medical, life, veteran’s, military or other inheritances
Regardless of whether or not a couple is married, both partners are obligated to support their children. Either parent can use a paternity case to establish a child’s biological and legal father.
Between the child’s birth and up until he or she turns 18, the mother and child reserve the right to establish paternity. This involves completing and signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity form (Form DH-432). Both parents must complete the form in its entirety and sign it in front of two witnesses or a notary public.
How The Law Offices of Travis R. Walker Can Help
Of course, every family situation is different. A family law attorney in Stuart, Florida can help the mother of a child establish paternity of her child’s father and also help a father establish his paternity rights in Florida.
If a man believes that he is the legal and biological father of a child, then he should speak with a paternity attorney in Stuart, Florida for advice. In the case that the father is granted legal rights, a family law attorney in Stuart, Florida will help him navigate child custody and time-sharing hearings to maximize the amount of time the father gets to spend with the minor child.
If you have questions about establishing paternity, then contact the legal team at Travis R. Walker Law today.
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