Paternity may play a huge role when determining child custody and support, particularly if a child was born out of wedlock. If a father and mother were not married when their child was born, the father is not entitled to legal parental rights. Typically, paternity becomes an issue if a father wants to establish parenting time and visitation rights or if a mother wants to collect child support from the father.
Turn to Keich Law Firm P.A. for tireless advocacy in your paternity dispute. I will strive to ensure that your rights are protected, especially when your relationship with your children is at stake.
DeFuniak Springs Attorney Helping You Establish Child Support
The paternity process can get emotional when the welfare of the child is on the line. I am attorney Jeremy Keich. I strive to establish paternity for clients so that not another day goes by where their children are left without the support of their parents.
In Florida, paternity can be established through five methods. Two methods involve marriage, either the parents are married when the child is born or the parents get married after their child is born and update the birth records. However, the parents do not have to be married to establish paternity:
- Acknowledgement of paternity (a legal document a couple signs)
- Administrative order based on a DNA test
- Court order by a judge
The costs of DNA testing and the hassle of obtaining an order may seem burdensome and stressful to deal with alone. You need a lawyer who will talk you through the options and aggressively advocate for your legal rights.
Contact Our Walton County Law Firm
Keich Law Firm P.A. will provide legal services for individuals and families seeking paternity actions. Contact my Destin law firm today at (850) 460-2989 to schedule an appointment with an experienced probate attorney.