South Florida Paternity Attorney
We Assist Both Mothers & Fathers in Establishing Paternity! Call (954) 719-5557
Pazos Law Group handles paternity actions for both mothers and fathers seeking to establish paternity. Once paternity is established, we can help clients establish child support and parental responsibility through time-sharing plans.
Fathers should immediately register their paternity with the Florida Paternity Registry before pursuing their rights. Mothers need to know that they have sole custody and decision making until the father has established his paternity and been awarded timesharing and been ordered to pay child support.
Consult Pazos Law Group to discuss these issues at (954) 719-5557.
Rights & Obligations of Parents and Children
One of the strongest presumptions in the law is that a child born to a married woman is the product of that marriage. In order to overcome that presumption, clear and convincing evidence is necessary. Fortunately, scientific genetic tests exist today that provide such evidence. Unlike blood tests in the 20th century, DNA tests today can not only exclude the possibility that a certain man is the father of a child; they can also prove with near certainty who the father is.
Establishing paternity can:
- Give the child rights of inheritance and support from his or her father
- Give the father the legal right to participate in decisions concerning the child's education, health care, religion, custody, physical placement and visitation
- Give the mother the right to seek a child support order
- Give the child rights to social security, veterans' benefits, military allowances, life and health insurance, and family medical history information
If you are accused of being the father of a child that you suspect is not yours, legal procedures exist to obtain the necessary DNA samples and tests.
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Our family law firm helps families straighten out complicated legal relationships, including establishment of paternity.
Contact our office at (954) 719-5557.