Kissimmee Paternity Lawyer
It’s exciting to witness the birth of a baby. When the couple is married, there are usually no questions about paternity. But when the couple is not married, paternity is not automatic in Florida.
Paternity needs to be established before a mother can order child support. Plus, knowing who a child’s father is can be beneficial to the child, father, and mother.
The team at Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. can help you prove or disprove paternity. Our experienced Kissimmee paternity lawyers are ready to help you with your paternity issues.
How to Determine Paternity
In Florida, paternity is determined in several ways. If the parents are married, then paternity is automatically established at birth.
Things get complicated when the couple is unmarried at the time the baby is born. However, they can still establish paternity at birth by voluntarily confirming it while still at the hospital. This is the easiest way.
Paternity can be established by legitimation later on, such as when the baby’s parents get a marriage license. The couple can also voluntarily acknowledge they are the parents without having to get married.
If none of the above options are viable, then paternity can be established by order. A lawyer or judge can order paternity via genetic testing.
Why Contact a Paternity Lawyer
Having a paternity lawyer on your side can ensure that your child reaps the benefits of knowing who their father is. These benefits include:
- Information on medical history
- Health or life insurance from the father, if available
- Child support and medical support from the father
- Ability to claim inheritances as well as Social Security and veteran’s benefits
- Knowing the identity of their father, for peace of mind
See how a Kissimmee paternity lawyer from Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. can assist you with your paternity action.
Count on Our Experience
Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. understands the many family law issues that Florida residents may face, such as paternity. Paternity can be contested until there is DNA testing performed on the alleged father.
When paternity is contested, the mother of a child or a man who has reason to believe that he is the father may attempt to establish paternity before the Florida courts in the form of a petition. All parties involved will be required to attend a hearing to present evidence and the judge may order genetic testing.
Our team can assist with these processes and ensure that the child gets to find out who their father is. We can recommend the next steps you should take.
Contact Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. Today
Paternity comes with legal rights and obligations. Make sure you understand the processes involved in Florida.
Count on the team at Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A. to help, whether you are a mother or father. Fill out the online form or call 407-412-7041 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Kissimmee paternity lawyers.