Under Florida law, minor children have the right to an ongoing relationship with BOTH parents, whether or not the parents were ever married to one another. As a parent, you have the right to participate in your child’s life, and the responsibility to contribute to his or her financial and emotional well-being.
However, until paternity is actually established by court order, a father cannot enjoy the legal rights and responsibilities of parenthood. If paternity has never been established, your children’s mother could legally take the children and refuse to let you see them again.
Establishing paternity is the first step toward exercising your rights and responsibilities as a father. I have years of experience representing clients in paternity cases. Please contact me for a free initial phone consultation about your specific legal issue.
We help fathers establish paternity so they can fully participate in the lives of their children. We then petition the court on your behalf in matters of custody, visitation, and child support.
We help mothers establish their child’s paternity so they can receive child support from and share parenting with the fathers.
We represent men who contest the paternity of children they do not believe to be their own.
Whatever your concerns regarding Fort Lauderdale paternity law, please contact me today.