Orlando Paternity Attorney

In Florida, a man is presumed to be the father of a child if he was married to the mother at the time of conception. The father of a child born outside of wedlock, however, does not have the same automatic parental rights and obligations to the child.

A paternity action may be initiated by a mother or the father. It can also be brought by the child, the child's guardian or the state if the mother is on public assistance.

Our Orlando Paternity Lawyers Can Protect Your Rights And Your Child's Rights

At Anderson & Ferrin, Attorneys at Law, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, we help fathers and mothers establish paternity, as well as represent clients in the disestablishment of paternity.

Paternity for children born out of wedlock is often established through DNA sampling. However, when two unmarried parents are certain of the father's identity, they may file a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity that establishes both parents' rights and obligations.

Another important reason to establish paternity is to provide a child the legal right to the father's death benefits, including Social Security or veterans benefits, as well as any inheritance. It also provides the child access to important medical information in the event any genetic medical issues may have been passed on from the birth father.

If you need more information about paternity and the legal rights and obligations that paternity provides, contact our experienced attorneys to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Whether you are a mother seeking financial support or a father seeking more time with your child, we can help.

We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take.