Establishing Paternity in Florida
After a child is born, there is no dispute about who the mother is. Unfortunately, the matter is not always so straightforward for the father. Whether you are fighting to receive your rights as a father, or if you are a mother trying to establish the identity of a father, working with an experienced lawyer can help.
At the law office of R. Gregory Colvin, LLC, we help men and women throughout Orlando and Central Florida resolve paternity matters. With over 25 years of experience, we have the legal knowledge and competence to guide our clients through the legal process. Contact our firm online or call 407-680-2162 Toll Free: 800-483-0522 to schedule your free initial consultation.
The Importance of Establishing Paternity
When everything is functioning well within a family, it is easy to ignore the necessity of legally solidifying family relationships. Regardless of your current situation, establishing paternity is important for several reasons:
- As a father, you do not have legal rights until paternity has been established.
- As a mother, you will not receive child support until paternity has been established.
- If you are unmarried parents living together, it is important to establish paternity in the event that circumstances change.
- If you are not living together but getting along and sharing in the care of your child, the dynamics may change negatively when either parent becomes involved with another person.
Once paternity has been established, our attorney will work with you to put a parenting plan into place. We can help you create a plan that establishes child support, child custody and visitation guidelines. Contact our firm online or call 407-680-2162 Toll Free: 800-483-0522 to schedule your free initial consultation.