Establishing the biological paternity between a child and a father, as well as disproving the biological connection between a child and an assumed father has many ramifications. Proving or disproving child paternity will directly affect issues such as child support, child custody, visitation, parenting plans, and any other lawful responsibilities between a child and father.
Proving or disproving that a man is the biological father may be voluntary or a paternity test may be ordered by the family law court.
A paternity test may be conducted voluntarily, or by order of the court. Those who may legally request a paternity test regarding a child's biological father include:
Depending on if you are the mother of a child, the assumed father of a child, or a man that believes he is or is not the biological father of a child, your legal rights and options will differ.
For the mother, we may have to assist her in establishing paternity for child support, child custody, or visitation reasons, or to disprove paternity in order to legally sever ties between her child and a man that has been assumed as the biological father.
For a man, we may have to assist him in legally disproving paternity to eliminate financial responsibility for a child that is not his, or to establish that he is the biological father of a child to legally form a relationship with a child that is his.
While a paternity test may be voluntarily conducted, most paternity tests or conducted because of a legal action request by either the mother, the assumed father, a man who believes he is or is not the biological father of a child, Grandparents or other blood relatives under specific circumstances.
If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to child paternity, divorce, or other family law needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive child paternity attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and Southwest Florida.